BOSTON & AMSTERDAM –Royal Philips and American Well are partnering to embed American Well’s mobile telehealth services into an array of Philips digital health products.
“Partnering with American Well to deliver highly personalized virtual care solutions to consumers and health care professionals fits Philips’ vision of 24/7, coordinated care across the health continuum,” said Jeroen Tas, chief innovation and strategy officer at Philips, in a statement.
The first phase of the partnership will integrate American Well’s telehealth service into the Philips Avent uGrow parenting app, which is designed to support parents monitoring their baby’s development and connects wirelessly to an ecosystem of devices. Later this year, the uGrow app will include voice activation with Amazon Echo and the Philips Avent smart feeding kit.
Philips will also leverage American Well’s mobile telehealth software development kit to integrate video visits into a diverse set of Philips’ digital health solutions.
American Well’s integrated telehealth visits will be further enhanced through back-end integration with Philips’ population health and clinical systems, based on the Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform. Through HealthSuite, consumers and patients can have secure and full control over their personal data, including data from their connected devices, and select which data to share with health professionals.
“With the addition of telehealth, (Philips) can now offer everything from data collection to care provision and clinical intervention,” said Dr. Ido Schoenberg, chairman and CEO of American Well, in a statement. “Together we are helping providers and payers improve their care model by using a broader and more accurate data set, which will be analyzed more quickly to effectively close the loop with patients.”
Philips will also join the American Well Exchange clinical services marketplace, which enables health care partners to exchange telehealth services with one another and redistribute them to new patient populations.