FALLS CHURCH, VA – Inova knows that sometimes you just can’t get to the doctor’s office. Whether it’s springtime allergies or the common cold, getting sick is never convenient, but getting care should be. In response to the demand for greater access to care, Inova this week launches Inova OnDemand, a telehealth service that allows you to consult with a doctor virtually from your phone, tablet, or computer, whenever and wherever you are. Inova OnDemand is a convenient and effective way for patients to see a doctor for common illnesses, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Inova OnDemand telehealth offers round-the-clock access to doctors, providing patients with a faster, easier way to see a doctor any time. In collaboration with American Well®, the leading telehealth company, Inova OnDemand provides patients with video consultations, for when getting to the doctor’s office is not the best option: the doctor’s office is closed, you’re not sure if you need to actually see someone or you’re on the road and don’t have a local provider.
The new telehealth service will launch on April 12, 2017 and will offer patients more convenient ways to access care online and by mobile app. The doctors with Inova OnDemand can diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment for common illnesses such as colds, flu, fever, rash, abdominal pain, sinusitis, pink eye, ear infection and migraine. There are two easy ways to sign up for Inova OnDemand:
- Download the iOS or Android App by searching “Inova” or “Inova OnDemand”
- Sign-up on the web at www.inovaondemand.com
Doctor visits are $49 per visit and payment is accepted directly through the Inova OnDemand web and app.
“We are excited to expand Inova’s portfolio of healthcare options with the addition of OnDemand. With Inova OnDemand, you don’t have to schedule an appointment or sit in a waiting room,” said Jim Santry, CEO, Direct to Consumer, Ambulatory, and Global Services. “You pick the time and place: at home, at the office or on the road. Inova OnDemand care is designed around you, and the technology is easy to use, private, and secure.”
“Using telehealth to extend, deliver and access care is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare and already is having a nationwide impact,” said Danielle Russella, President, Customer Solutions, American Well. “With a focus on patient health and well-being, we’re so pleased to work with Inova to provide easier access to U.S. board-certified doctors and therapists for live consultations — bringing care to patients when they need it and wherever they may be.”
Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine together with more patient-centric services to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.
We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit inova.org, or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About American Well
American Well uses telehealth to improve people’s access to quality care. Through our partnerships with the nation’s largest health systems, insurers, employers, and retailers, our award-winning telehealth Exchange and our direct-to-consumer service Amwell® we connect millions of Americans to the doctors they trust for live video visits. Through the power of telehealth, we help patients get the care they need in a timely fashion, and help doctors be there for their patients. We build technologies to make healthcare go where people need it most. For more on how we are changing healthcare delivery through telehealth, visit AmericanWell.com.
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