BOSTON – American Well has announced two partnerships for video telehealth with Suburban Health Organization, and PreMedica and Paramount Health Care.
The telemedicine provider has partnered with the Suburban Health Organization hospitals in Indiana to bring video telehealth visits to patients in SHO’s local communities.
The new service, myVirtualHealthVisit, will offer patients more convenient ways to access care, including telehealth-enabled remote access to urgent care. Patients with a smart phone, or a webcam-enabled computer, can talk with a doctor from home, while in the office, or anywhere they have reliable Internet access.
“Health care needs don’t always fit into a 9-5 schedule, and the hospitals are now able to provide 24/7 access to patients at the time and in the place they need it most,” said Dave Lippincott, president of SHO, in a statement.
American Well has also partnered with health system PreMedica and insurance provider Paramount Health Care to offer live video visits 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through ProMedica OnDemand.
“ProMedica OnDemand is a convenient and affordable way for patients to get the medical care they need at a time and location that is most convenient for them,” said Dr. Daniel Cassavar, president of ProMedica Physicians.
Through computers, tablets and smartphones, ProMedica OnDemand connects patients and families with health care providers through the website or mobile app.
The benefit option is available to Paramount commercial members, who pay the same office visit copay for the video-based service.
ProMedica OnDemand launched this month.