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Reston-based SOC Telemed acquires behavioral health telemedicine company

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Reston-based SOC Telemed (SOC), an acute-care telemedicine company, has acquired Houston-based JSA Health, a behavioral health telemedicine firm.

Financial details on the transaction were not released.

“JSA achieved a strong foothold in the tele-psychiatry industry, but as a single-specialty practice the company sought scalability that SOC Telemed supports with its proven platform and continued investments in innovation,” Hammad Shah, the CEO of SOC Telemed, said in a statement. 

"This acquisition enables growth for JSA Health – allowing the combined entity broader reach across the nation in areas experiencing detrimental shortages of psychiatrists,” he said.

JSA Health employees will join SOC Telemed in providing access to tele-psychiatry care for a wide variety of settings, including emergency departments, community health clinics and educational institutions.

Dr. Avrim Fishkind, JSA Health’s founder and CEO, will join SOC in the newly created position of general manager of behavioral health services.

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