AmWell

By Laura Lovett 03:59 pm May 20, 2020
This morning telehealth giant Amwell raised a whopping $194 million in a Series C funding. Allianz X and Takeda were among the participants this round.  Amwell has a history of large funding rounds. In 2018 it raked it a cool $365.4 million in Series B funding, and in 2014 it raised $81 million.   This latest funding news comes as telehealth gets its era in the spotlight, as providers and...
By Laura Lovett 03:55 pm April 21, 2020
This morning Boston-based telemedicine company Amwell (formerly American Well) announced its new virtual-health offering geared towards small and medium physician practices with less than 100 providers.  Clinicians using the platform, dubbed Amwell Private Practice, will be able to begin scheduling virtual appointments for their existing patients. Amwell also noted that the tool is currently...
By Dave Muoio 10:34 am November 7, 2019
Telehealth giant American Well has struck a deal to acquire Aligned Telehealth, a vendor of telepsychiatry and behavioral health that services providers and payers. American Well says that this move will make it the largest enterprise telepsychiatry platform operating in the US. At this time, the companies are not sharing any terms of the deal such as its price, official effective date or whether...
By Laura Lovett 03:39 pm October 21, 2019
Cleveland Clinic is teaming up with American Well to launch a joint venture dubbed The Clinic, a telehealth service that specializes in comprehensive and high-acuity care. The idea is to merge the health system’s care services with the telehealth company’s technology.  Users of the new system will be able to access Cleveland Clinic physicians and specialists through the American Well technology...
By Dave Muoio 11:36 am June 14, 2019
Seeking to better reach aging patients in their homes, telehealth company American Well has partnered with Cisco Systems on an upcoming effort to deliver virtual care through home television sets, the companies announced today at American Well’s annual Client Forum in Boston. “This is a very, very different exercise than any of the tech health that we’ve done in the past, because this isn’t about...
By Dave Muoio 02:27 pm December 11, 2018
Mobile app analytics firm App Annie has released a list of the telemedicine apps most frequently downloaded through the Apple and Google marketplaces. The five services, in descending order, are: American Well (which currently holds a 4.7/5 star user rating on the App Store), Doctor on Demand (4.9 stars), Teladoc (4.8 starts), MDLive (4.6 stars) and HealthTap (4.3 stars). To reach its conclusion...
By Laura Lovett 04:00 pm January 11, 2018
A recent study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, found that obese patients who had a weekly telemedicine session with a clinician lost significantly more weight than their peers who did not.  “Our findings suggest that health coaching using a telemedicine-based weight loss program may be effective at reducing clinically significant body weight (more than 5 percent) in obese...
By Jonah Comstock 04:06 pm January 18, 2017
Samsung news site SamMobile is reporting that a new version of Samsung's S Health app is in the works, and that it will add doctor's visits, telemedicine, and symptom checker features through partnerships with American Well and WebMD. SamMobile expects the update to launch with the launch of the Galaxy S8 in late February. The site said it's a "deep integration" which will allow users to search...
By Jonah Comstock 10:19 am September 27, 2016
Cigna has greatly expanded its telehealth offerings, adding AmericanWell to its existing offering of MDLive, the companies announced this morning. While the health insurer has been offering MDLive's service to members since 2013, they will now add AmWell, branded "AmWell for Cigna" both as a standard telehealth benefit for most of its employee health plans and many of its individual plans as well...
By Jonah Comstock 12:14 pm April 5, 2016
A study of eight leading telemedicine companies shows that, for a number of common conditions, remote video and telephone visits are equally accurate, both are more accurate than webchat, and accuracy of diagnoses and adherence to best practices for in-person care varied greatly from company to company. In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, UCSF-affiliated...