BOSTON and VALENCIA, Calif., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Well, a leading telehealth company, today announced that it has been selected by U.S. HealthWorks as the occupational health leader's telehealth services provider. U.S. HealthWorks recently announced the launch of its comprehensive telemedicine program, USHW CareConnectNOW, which leverages American Well technology.
"We are excited to work with American Well to bring this new technology to our customers, and expand the scope of our occupational expertise through online visits," said Joseph T. Mallas, President & CEO of U.S. HealthWorks. "Our aim is to help patients and their employers access the occupational medicine expertise of our physicians, even during hours when most medical providers are typically unavailable or when the patient is far from a medical facility. Telemedicine enables us to do so in a way that's safe and effective for patients."
For two decades U.S. HealthWorks has provided high-quality medical care to treat employees with on-the-job injuries and help them to return to work as soon as possible. The company treats more than 14,000 patients a day. With their new 24/7/365 telemedicine service, U.S. HealthWorks will be able to expand the reach of their occupational medicine expertise enabling employers to get their employees high-quality care fast, in turn increasing workplace productivity through improved employee health and well-being.
"Utilizing telemedicine to extend providers, offer easier access to the right care and deliver more efficient occupational health services can dramatically improve patient outcomes," said Danielle Russella, President, Customer Solutions, American Well. "U.S. HealthWorks is recognized for being a national leader in occupational medicine. Incorporating telemedicine into their overall strategy modernizes how healthcare is delivered to patients when and where they need it most. We are humbled to partner alongside U.S. HealthWorks as they continue to keep employees healthy and happy."
For more information on American Well, or to become a partner today, please visit www.americanwell.com.
About U.S. HealthWorks
U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country's largest operators of occupational healthcare centers with 248 medical and onsite clinics in 21 states, employing more than 4,000 people, including approximately 1,200 medical providers. Our centers collectively serve more than 14,000 patients each day, providing quality medical care to help employees return to work and allow employers to effectively manage claims and reduce lost work time. U.S. HealthWorks also offers special early return-to-work, injury prevention, and ergonomics programs.
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.
American Well, Amwell and the Exchange are registered trademarks or trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.
Amanda Guisbond, Director, Communications & PR
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SOURCE American Well