BOSTON and MADISON, Wis., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Well, a leading telehealth company, today announced that it has been selected by UW Health as the health system's telehealth partner. Later this year, UW Health will launch a new video visit service that will be powered by American Well's telehealth services.
"We will work closely with American Well to bring this new technology to UW Health employees and patients," said Dr. Thomas Brazelton, medical director of the UW Health telehealth program.
UW Health is the integrated academic health system associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anchored by University Hospital in Madison, UW Health has become one of the nation's largest organ-transplant programs; is certified as a Level 1 trauma center for both adult and pediatric patients; and includes a burn center verified by the American College of Surgeons.
The new UW Health telehealth service will offer patients ways to access care from home or work without having to visit a UW Health facility. The initial service will be available to employees of UW Health, followed by a direct-to-patient program, including on-demand and scheduled video visits. Further details of the new service, and how to access it, will be announced later this year.
"UW Health is a highly regarded institution with strong ties to the community. Telehealth will help strengthen those ties by helping to further project UW Health services into patients' homes and workplaces," said Danielle Russella, President, Customer Solutions, American Well. "We're proud to partner with UW Health as they extend and make access easier, expand their reach, and advance the well-being of the communities they serve."
About UW Health
With six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites, UW Health serves more than 600,000 patients each year in the upper Midwest and beyond with 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education and community service missions.
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 and Amwell 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.
Media Contact: Amanda Guisbond, Director of Communications, 617-204-3500 x3697, Amanda.Guisbond@americanwell.com
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