imedo, the German healthcare community launched in 2007, has continued its campaign of expansion across Europe with the acquisition in June of medsana.ch, one of the largest independent health portals in Switzerland. The deal follows imedo’s earlier acquisition of German medical resource site medizin-netz. medsana.ch and medizin-netz will retain their independence but become part of the “imedo Health Network”.
Among imedo’s features are a doctor recommendation service, “virtual hugs” (no, really) and online support groups. Another startup in imedo’s space in Germany is doctr.com, which allows patients to speak with doctors over secure video chat.
This is unlikely to be last deal the Berlin-based start-up announces in the next few months: their plans for worldwide medical domination, starting with the German-speaking world, seem to be proceeding briskly.