American Well

By Jonah Comstock February 25, 2016
Telehealth company American Well has unveiled a software development kit (SDK) that will allow hospitals, insurers, retailers, or medical publishers to embed online doctor visits directly into their health apps.  The SDK will first be made available to existing American Well partners and customers and then will be made more broadly available. American Well says a few clients are lined up,...
By Aditi Pai February 4, 2016
Teladoc, a video visits company, has hired Stephany Verstraete as its chief marketing officer. Before working at Teladoc, Verstraete worked in marketing for Truveris, as their CMO. She's held past marketing positions at Kraft, Frito Lay, Hostess, Match.com, and Expedia. Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic said in a statement that Teladoc most valued Verstraete’s experience building brands and working in...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2016
Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic took the stage at the JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this morning to share some preliminary metrics around his company's financial performance last year. Gorevic also announced a few new big name Teladoc customers and shared a slide that included Teladoc's estimates for how well their competitors are doing. Gorevic said that Teladoc's revenues...
By Jonah Comstock December 10, 2015
The CVS MinuteClinic will roll out new mobile app features in 2016, MinuteClinic President Dr. Andrew Sussman announced this morning at the MassTLC Healthcare Conference. A feature currently being piloted in Washington, D.C. will allow users to see wait times for various MinuteClinic locations and to sign up remotely for an appointment. They'll then receive a notification 30 minutes before a...
By Jonah Comstock December 2, 2015
Community Health Systems, the largest for-profit health system in the United States, has tapped American Well to bring remote visit services to its primary care patients. Starting with local networks in Oklahoma and Washington and continuing into Arizona and Pennsylvania in the coming months, CHS will begin rolling out American Well's VirtualHealthNow platform, which offers urgent primary care on...
By Aditi Pai November 3, 2015
Peter Antall American Well, a telemedicine company, has hired Dr. Peter Antall as its chief medical officer. Antall previously helped to found a telehealth medical network, called The Online Care Group, which launched in 2012. He will remain the president of this group while serving as CMO for American Well. In a statement, American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg explained that a number of health...
By Aditi Pai October 12, 2015
Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has partnered with American Well to launch a video visits app for patients. The offering, called Intermountain Connect Care, will be launched in 2016. “Connect Care is an opportunity for Intermountain to engage with patients and provide a new option that complements traditional health care,” Intermountain’s...
By Jonah Comstock October 8, 2015
American Well Even as Teladoc and American Well fight out their legal battle over patents, the two companies continue to duke it out in the marketplace as well, as does another challenger, Doctor on Demand. On Friday a Deutsche Bank analyst broke the news in a research note that Highmark, a health insurer in Western Pennsylvania, chose not renew contracts that represented $1.5 million in...
By Jonah Comstock September 21, 2015
The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) recently released a whitepaper, based on a workshop held last April, on designing telehealth and remote visits for consumers. The 20-page document is interesting, extensive, and hits on some good points about how to make telehealth convenient and effective for consumers. Yet both the whitepaper and the workshop excluded the viewpoint...
By Brian Dolan September 11, 2015
by Jonah Comstock Telehealth is officially in its heyday. With Teladoc's recent IPO, major recent venture rounds for MDLive, DoctorOnDemand, and a slew of official guidelines out last year from organizations like the American Medical Association, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, it's hard to ignore the fast-growing popularity of virtual doctor visits...

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