ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 17th HIMSS Annual Conference, American Well announced a new strategic partnership with Samsung Electronics. The partnership presents tremendous opportunity for the two organizations to develop new healthcare services for providers, delivery networks, payers, and employers.
American Well uses telehealth to improve people's access to quality care. The company serves more than 200 health systems and health plan partners nationwide including healthcare leaders such as Anthem, Inc., Cleveland Clinic and NewYork-Presbyterian. Samsung, as a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, is pushing beyond the limits of today's technology and leveraging its healthcare expertise to help medical professionals improve care and outcomes for their patients.
"Mobile technology offers the promise to empower consumers and simplify how healthcare is delivered," said Harry Kim, Samsung Mobile Health Business Lead. "Our partnership with American Well is an exciting opportunity to innovate new experiences that improve health and business outcomes."
"Our partnership with Samsung will bring a new level of consumer reach, accessibility and ease of use to the healthcare industry. This collaboration is the next major step in the evolution of integrated care delivery and will have a sweeping impact on the whole healthcare ecosystem, providers, payers, and patients included," said Dr. Ido Schoenberg, Chairman, American Well.
Healthcare industry leaders included in the initial development phase of the partnership expressed support for the initiative:
Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, said: "Over the last year, NewYork-Presbyterian has seen an outpouring of positive feedback from both patients and physicians on our digital health initiatives. We recognize that this is the future of healthcare, and we're proud to work with American Well and Samsung as we continue to advance these services for patients in New York and around the world."
"We are pleased to offer Cleveland Clinic's clinical expertise to more patients than ever before," said Toby Cosgrove, M.D., President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. "Advanced technology will be essential to the future of healthcare and helps us continue to bring patients the highest level of care, more complete information, and easier access."
Added John Jesser, Vice President, Provider Engagement Strategy, Anthem, Inc.: "At LiveHealth Online, we are interested in bringing consumers the broadest possible set of easily accessible and affordable healthcare choices. Consumers deserve care that is modern in every respect – better access, lower cost and more complete, connected care. We welcome this initiative from Samsung and American Well."
As part of the initial phase of the partnership, American Well partners, and other providers and payers, will have the opportunity to offer their services to Samsung consumers. Providers or payers not currently working with American Well and interested in exploring this opportunity can visit www.americanwell.com/contact us and sign up for more information.
About American Well
American Well uses telehealth to improve people's access to quality care. Through our partnerships with the nation's largest health systems, insurers, employers, and retailers, our award-winning telehealth Exchange and our direct-to-consumer service, Amwell™, we connect millions of Americans to the doctors they trust for live video visits. Through the power of telehealth, we help patients get the care they need in a timely fashion, and help doctors be there for their patients. We build technologies to make healthcare go where people need it most. For more on how we are changing healthcare delivery through telehealth, visit AmericanWell.com.
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Contact: Amanda Guisbond, Director, Communications, Amanda.Guisbond@americanwell.com
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