American Well’s CEO Roy Schoenberg recently shared the perspective with HealthcareITNews that the stars are finally aligning for telehealth. “Telehealth increasingly has become one of the ways physicians interact with patients,” said Schoenberg.
We’ve witnessed this firsthand during some of our recent client telehealth launches. American Well proudly supports the strategies of our clients, all of whom launch telehealth with the common goal of expanding care and access to patients.
Here are just a few recent client launches that have recently expanded access to quality healthcare:
Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida launched Care On Demand to its more than 1 million annual patients. Baptist Health is an innovator in the healthcare space – in 2016, the organization was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the highest performing healthcare organization in South Florida and as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America.
Emergency Medicine Physician David Mishkin, MD, is leading the effort as medical director for Care On Demand. “This new platform provides patients with a new option that complements traditional healthcare,” said Dr. Mishkin. “It expands access to quality care, allowing you to conveniently communicate with a doctor through an interactive live video and audio chat to discuss treatment and ask questions.”
BayCare, a leading not-for-profit healthcare system in the Tampa Bay and central Florida region, launched BayCare Anywhere as a complement to its 14 hospitals, 10 urgent care centers, hundreds of ambulatory/office locations, and inpatient and outpatient services that include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness.
Northern Arizona Healthcare
Northern Arizona Healthcare recently launched Be Well Now. Northern Arizona Healthcare is the largest healthcare organization in a region that encompasses more than 50,000 square miles. Their team of more than 3,000 doctors, nurses and other experts work to serve more than 700,000 people across the area.
Academic HealthPlans is a leading student health insurance provider, and is now making video doctor and behavioral health visits available to students at more than 100 colleges and universities. Many college students find themselves stressed, homesick, or overworked, and may benefit from psychology and behavioral health services. Telehealth provides a quick and easy way for students to receive the support they need.
Value Drug Company
Value Drug Company, a Pennsylvania-based wholesale distributor, has partnered with American Well to provide telemedicine services 24/7/365 to more than 600 independent pharmacies and their customers. The partnership allows patients in rural and underserved areas to access medical care, behavioral health therapy and nutrition and diet support by using the Value Health Center platform or by visiting a Value Health Center kiosk inside a participating pharmacy.
The use cases for video visits continue to expand with each client launch, and range from post-surgical follow up to chronic care and readmissions management. Thanks to our clients, high quality healthcare is being delivered to more and more new patients. The stars are truly beginning to align.