Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHIA), a global provider of health technology, and American WellÂ® , the US telehealth provider that connects millions of consumers with care professionals through video consults, has announced the signing of a new strategic partnership to jointly deliver virtual care solutions around the world, the company said.
Through this technology partnership, the two companies will work together to embed American Well´s mobile telehealth services into an array of Philips solutions for both healthy consumers and patients with a medical need, spanning personal health & wellness, population health management, and clinical programs. A first example is Philips uGrow parenting app that soon will embed telehealth services provided by American Well.
The new partnership aims to provide a seamless consumer experience through solutions that empower people to better manage their health.
Since 2006, American Well has provided consumers with 24-hour access to licensed healthcare professionals. People can use the service even when their primary care physician is not available, for the convenience of remote access and short wait times. American Well is also the telehealth infrastructure behind the largest payers, hospitals and employers in the US who collectively serve more than 150 million Americans, nationally. Through long-established industry relationships, American Well is now expanding to create a global marketplace for its clients and partners to share resources and better deliver care digitally.
Royal Philips is a health technology company focused on improving people´s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com.
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.