Hint Health Acquires AeroDPC to Offer End-to-End Solution for DPCs
The company also welcomes Dr. Brad Brown from AeroDPC as the new Medical Director
San Francisco, Calif. – Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Hint Health, the company powering the direct primary care (DPC) movement, today announced the acquisition of AeroDPC, a practice management and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) designed for DPC clinics. This elevates Hint from being a trusted enrollment, membership management, and billing platform, to a comprehensive solution that provides everything a DPC doctor needs in one innovative platform.
The existing U.S. healthcare system, which operates on a fee-for-service insurance infrastructure, is leading to increased provider burnout, patient dissatisfaction, and ballooning costs. The broken system is accelerating the growth of DPC, which saw membership across the U.S. increase 241% from 2017 to 2021. In addition to providing doctors with relief from unnecessary administrative burden, patients are looking to DPC for higher quality healthcare with a transparent price tag.
HintOS is the leading platform designed for providers of any size to manage the unique complexities of a membership-based primary care model. The platform automates the enrollment, employee eligibility, membership management, billing, and network administration for DPC providers enabling them to focus on their practice, rather than on the administrative work of operating a business. With the acquisition of AeroDPC, the platform will become a fully integrated end-to-end solution for DPC practices.
“This acquisition will better enable Hint to fulfill our mission by providing practices who are getting started in Direct Primary Care with a simple, affordable, all-in-one solution designed specifically for the DPC community,” said Hint Health CEO, Zak Holdsworth. “It will also serve as a blueprint for how we can further enhance new and existing partner integrations within the Hint ecosystem which is a strategic priority for Hint.”
Immediately following the acquisition, AeroDPC will operate as an independent subsidiary of Hint Health and will continue to enhance their product to serve the DPC community without disruption to existing clients. In 2023, a new Hint product will be launched alongside HintOS combining the best features of AeroDPC and HintOS in one place, including membership management, billing, EMR, business management, patient communications and more.
Hint welcomes Dr. Brad Brown, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of AeroDPC, as the company’s new Medical Director. “As a DPC physician myself, bringing Hint Health and AeroDPC together is extremely exciting and powerful for DPC as a whole” says Dr. Brown. “DPC is medicine how it used to be, just doctor and patient. Having an all-in-one solution allows doctors to take their eyes off the computer screen and focus solely on their patients. With this acquisition, doctors and patients alike will further benefit from the streamlined products, enabling us to better serve the DPC community.”
AeroDPC is the second acquisition by Hint Health. In 2021, Hint acquired Equal Health, a DPC network and benefits provider. The acquisition of Equal was part of a broader strategy to launch a curated national network of independent Direct Primary Care providers called Hint Connect, improving access to primary care for employers and innovative health plans with a plug-and-play DPC solution.
About Hint Health
Hint Health is the leading digital health company dedicated to supporting the growth and success of the Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement. With a mission to power direct care and make it the new standard, the HintOS platform powers thousands of clinics and networks across the nation providing care for nearly a million members. Hint also produces Hint Summit, the leading DPC innovation conference and supports Hint Connect, a curated national network of independent DPC clinics. Founded in 2013 by Zak Holdsworth and Graham Melcher, the company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. To learn more visit hint.com.
AeroDPC is a software company that supports everything a DPC doctor needs in one innovative platform, including Electronic Medical Record (EMR), business management and patient communication software. From charting to labs, AeroDPC’s fully integrated system has been designed to solve the unique challenges of a DPC practice. AeroDPC’s mission is to empower physicians by streamlining the rest.