American Well

By Brian Dolan June 4, 2014
Healthcare insurance company WellPoint is now marketing an American Well-powered video visits service called LiveHealth Online to its members and other consumers across the US. The service is available to anyone living in the 44 states where telehealth is legal and in Washington DC for $49 per session. Each session lasts about 10 minutes and physicians are able to prescribe some medications if...
By Jonah Comstock April 29, 2014
One of the biggest difficulties for mobile and digital health companies (or health systems) focused on telemedicine is that they're usually attempting to provide a national service, but the regulations they must follow are determined on the state level -- for the most part by state medical boards. Recently, the Federation of State Medical Boards, an advisory group that issues guidance documents...
By Brian Dolan April 2, 2014
The MobiHealthNews team received a number of emails about yesterday's -- completely made-up -- April Fools' Edition of the MobiHealthNewsletter. We're glad so many of you enjoyed it. If you didn't get a chance to read it yet, be sure to dig it out of your inbox -- it's a newsletter subscriber exclusive. And if you do re-visit it, please note there was a small mixup on one of the bylines -- our...
By Aditi Pai March 13, 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona-based Stat Health Services, which offers the online doctor visit service Stat Doctors, raised $3.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $8.8 million to date. The company told MobiHealthNews that it plans to release more details on the investment round later today. Stat Doctors helps patients contact doctors about medical...
By Jonah Comstock February 5, 2014
Ninety-four percent of American Well customers chose video visits over telephone consultations, according to new data released by the company. And 60 percent of customers accessed that video via a tablet or smartphone. American Well found that when patients did opt for telephone and secure messaging over video visits, it was because internet access was limited. The company also noted that doctors...
By Aditi Pai December 11, 2013
Video consultation app Doctor on Demand has launched and already raised a $3 million seed round from Venrock, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Shasta Ventures and Athena Health CEO Jonathan Bush. The app offers patients a portal from which to connect to physicians and is available on iOS and Android platforms. Each video call, which costs $40, can be paid for with a credit...
By Aditi Pai November 11, 2013
Chicago-based Prevail Health has received a 12-month contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help ensure that veterans are given access to mental healthcare services. The partnership, beginning this month, will help make sure Prevail Health's Vets Prevail program reaches thousands of veterans. The program, developed with technology backed by the National Science Foundation,...
By Neil Versel October 31, 2013
Startup provider of mobile and online telehealth services to college students CampusMD, is expanding its capabilities by partnering with established telehealth company American Well. Thanks to the American Well link, Bethesda, Md.-based CampusMD now is able to offer its clients the ability to pick their own doctors, immediate video consultations around the clock and asynchronous video options,...
By Brian Dolan October 15, 2013
Last week Boston-based American Well made its telehealth service available as a direct-to-consumer offering. Now anyone with a camera-equipped smartphone, tablet, or computer can conduct a video visit with a physician for $49 -- assuming you live in a state that doesn't prohibit it. That means those in Texas, Louisiana, Alaska, Alabama and Oklahoma will have to wait until their state's...
By Neil Versel June 20, 2013
Telehealth service provider American Well has signed big contracts for online care with the likes of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Rite Aid, United Healthcare, WellPoint and various Blues plans, but two deals announced last week broke new ground for the Boston-based company. "These are the first to embrace telehealth under the flag of improving [care] quality," American Well CEO Dr. Roy...

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