BOSTON, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to App Annie, the global leader in app analytics and app market data, Amwell™ was the most popular telehealth1 app of 2014, worldwide, by combined iOS and Google Play downloads.
The Amwell app, a free download from the App Store or Google Play, gives Americans live video access to a US Board Certified doctor 24/7, 365 from a mobile device – in less than 2 minutes on average. Overall, mobile usage continues to dominate across telehealth platforms, with 60% of American Well users opting to see a doctor from their mobile device.2
"2014 has been a record-breaking year for the telehealth industry and for American Well," said Roy Schoenberg, MD, CEO of American Well. "We have seen Americans embrace the ease and simplicity of getting immediate quality healthcare, on their terms, right from their phones and computers. We are pleased to play our part in this unstoppable, and badly needed, revolution in healthcare delivery."
American Well launched Amwell in October 2013 and quickly passed the 1 million downloads mark in 2014, rising to the top of the charts in the Medical category in both the App Store and Google Play. In September 2014, American Well announced its integration with Apple's Healthkit and has been featured in the Apps for Health section of the App Store.
About American Well
American Well brings healthcare to you. With the Amwell mobile app, anyone can see a doctor over video 24/7/365. American Well and Amwell are either registered trademarks or trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners. For more information, visit www.americanwell.com.
1 The telehealth category as defined by American Well includes only apps that had live patient-doctor video visit functionality at the time of the download.
2 American Well internal data.
Catherine Anderson, American Well
Lauren Pruner, Weber Shandwick
SOURCE American Well