American Well puts telehealth services in physicians' hands

With its newest venture, Telehealth 2.0, American Well looks to put telehealth services in physicians' pockets.

The mobile app, announced at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference in Los Angeles on Monday, targets patients with chronic conditions, allowing physicians to reach their customers at home, according to an announcement.

"It allows physicians to use modern technology, instead of costly office visits, to envelop their patients," Roy Schoenberg MD, CEO of American Well, says.

This is one more move to bring telemedicine into the spotlight and become the "Uber for healthcare," Dan Diamond writes at Forbes. American Well's new app can integrate with Apple's biometrics and even match that patient with a doctor in minutes, he says. Announcement and Forbes post

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