American Well Blog

Reducing Hospital Readmissions with Telemedicine

For good reason, everyone dreads the experience of a hospital readmission for the same problem shortly after being discharged. Here, healthcare professionals, hospital administrators, insurance agents, and patients are all on the same page. So, any strategy that both reduces readmissions while improving patient health outcomes is something that all of these groups should investigate. […]

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Reduce Chronic Care Costs with At-Home Telemedicine

There exist a wide array of reasons why non-senior adults might require long-term medical care, and a majority of them are in some sense chronic conditions. Birth defects. Autoimmune disorders. Mental illness. Traumatic injuries. Even a list of general categories could be quite extensive. But they tend to have two things in common in addition […]

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Creating a Seamless System-wide Telehealth Experience

While hospital-focused telehealth is still largely used for high-acuity cases like stroke, we see the greater, untapped potential of this technology. When leveraged system-wide, telehealth is a disruptive technology that can impact care delivery in a major way — reducing avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions and improving outcomes for patients, while saving the healthcare system […]

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5 Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season with a Telemedicine Clinic

With cold and flu season approaching fast, it is very important to prepare your staff and patients for the upcoming months and plan to manage increased demand across all ambulatory services. Wait times in ED and urgent care facilities will begin to rise and options for patients are often limited with full clinic schedules and […]

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