CHICAGO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ContextMedia, the leading healthcare decision platform, announced today that it will acquire AccentHealth, which provides best-in-class patient education at the point of care, in an all-cash purchase. Through this acquisition, ContextMedia becomes the largest healthcare decision platform at the point of care in the United States, with a rapidly growing reach across clinics, hospitals and health systems. In 2016, ContextMedia has been adding nearly one percent of all practices in the country each month and continues to grow rapidly in pursuit of ubiquitous presence of its healthcare technologies into every consultation room in the world. The company believes it will have a presence in seventy percent of all practices in the U.S. by 2020.
"ContextMedia has a vision to embed actionable information and intelligence into every critical healthcare decision," said Rishi Shah, ContextMedia Chief Executive Officer and Founder. "Our healthcare decision technologies drive better health outcomes by empowering collaboration between consumers and their healthcare providers, transforming the communication of treatments and conditions, offering assessment technology for early detection and simplifying complex health information." 17.5 percent of the United States GDP is currently spent on healthcare, and eighty percent of these costs are attributable to chronic condition treatments according to the CDC. With the measurable impact of ContextMedia's technology in improving comprehension, conversion and compliance of chronic disease treatments and lifestyle choices, the company has the opportunity to create unprecedented positive economic and social outcomes. In one recent study conducted by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services, a medical group utilizing the ContextMedia decision platform saw up to 10 percent incremental cost savings per Medicare patient after incorporating ContextMedia's technologies.