Springer Nature Health acquires Austrian health tech start-up, Medbee

App from leading online network for doctors to be expanded to German medical professionals

For nearly a century, Springer Nature has been providing doctors, dentists and pharmacists with trusted insights – advancing medical knowledge for the benefit of patients. Its health division brings together brands such as Springer Medizin, Springer Healthcare and Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, providing better diagnostics, treatment and care of patients.

The addition of Medbee, a leading professional online network for doctors in Austria, to Springer Medizin demonstrates the commitment of Springer Nature to provide high-quality specialist communication tools for the healthcare sector. Medbee’s app solutions enable data and documents to be individually organised and accessed via smartphones, making it easy to use in everyday practice situations. The app also offers networking with individuals and institutions, including a chat function and can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.

Commenting, Joachim Krieger, Managing Director Springer Nature Health, said: “Our commitment to Medbee is based on the fact that we see the company as a highly qualified player that has been supporting the everyday practice of doctors in Austria very successfully with its digital solutions for many years. We would like to ensure that German medical professionals are also able to benefit from the app, which is already used every day by 9,000 smartphone users in Austrian clinics and practices.”

Dr. Andreas Strouhal, founder of Medbee, added: “Medbee’s digital competence and focus on content complement each other ideally with Springer Medizin’s large, specialist range of medical and pharmaceutical topics. I am convinced that together with Springer we will make Medbee an indispensable digital companion for the medical profession.”

This follows Springer Nature Health’s acquisition last year of Dentallect, a Netherlands-based e-learning platform that specialises in training for dental assistants, and the addition to the Springer portfolio of two specialist journals focusing on pain management and the education platform PAINS.