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Kry acquires one of sweden’s largest healthcare centres – and accelerates its physical footprint

Kry acquires one of Sweden’s largest healthcare centres – and accelerates its physical footprint

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ons 17 juni 2020
  • Digital healthcare company Kry (known as Livi in English-speaking markets) has merged with healthcare company Helsa, which operates fourteen health centres across five regions in Sweden.
  • By taking over the physical centres, Kry - Europe’s largest digital healthcare provider - takes a major leap towards its ambition to provide great healthcare for everyone.

“With Kry’s merger with Helsa, our patients can continue to seek care from Kry digitally, whilst also receiving face-to-face care at more physical care centers in Sweden than we’ve previously been able to offer. This enables us to treat more symptoms whilst continuing to provide high-quality care that puts patients’ choice first,” commented Erik Hjelmstedt, Swedish General Manager at Kry.

Helsa is one of Sweden's largest healthcare companies and has fourteen health centres located in Halland, Kronoberg, Skåne, Stockholm and Östergötland. Helsa has about 500 employees and is owned by Isac Brandberg AB.

Kry was founded in Sweden in 2015, where it currently delivers digital healthcare services and operates three physical clinics in two regions - Skåne and Sörmland. The company also operates in Germany, UK, France and Norway and has recently expanded its Livi Connect product to Italy, Spain and Poland, as well as the US and Canada.

“Our ambition with Helsa has been to create a more modern patient experience by combining the benefits of digitalisation with physical health centres. By joining forces with Kry, we can boost the patient experience journey and reach this goal faster,” commented Erik Brandberg, co-owner of Isac Brandberg AB.

“Our partnership with Kry will enable us to create an integrated digital and physical care offer, with patients at the centre. I look forward to working with Kry to deliver tomorrow’s primary care, the care of the future,” commented Conny Mathiesen, CEO of Helsa.

From mid-August, Kry will formally take over the operation of Helsa's health centres in five regions, including all staff. Kry will take time to establish a new way of working to ensure maximum benefits are realised with the new increased digi-physical offer.

Kry opened its first physical health clinic in 2018 and currently has three clinics in two regions where digital and physical primary healthcare is fully integrated. It will also open three new clinics in Stockholm later this year, bringing the total number of physical clinics to 20 by the autumn of 2020.

For more information, please contact: Amanda Billner, PR Manager, Kry: amanda.billner@kry.se, 073-525 04 10 Abigail Woolston, abigail.woolston@portland-communications.com, +447557103211

About Kry: Kry is a digital health provider, allowing users to consult with a qualified health professional in minutes, via their smartphone or tablet. Since launching in early 2015, Kry has established itself as Europe’s leading digital healthcare provider with over 2 million completed patient consultations.

Backed by some of Europe’s most renowned tech investors including Index Ventures, Accel, and Creandum, Kry is leading the field of digital health to reimagine the future of healthcare. Headquartered in Stockholm, Kry is committed to improving the world’s health through innovation, one patient at a time. Kry operates in Sweden, Norway and Germany. In the UK and France, Kry trades as LIVI.

About Helsa: Helsa is one of Sweden's largest privately owned healthcare companies with 14 health centers and 500 employees. At Helsa, we want to change today's way of providing health care, to a way that allows patients to have a more accessible and adapted health care system, based on science and proven experience.

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