June 22, 2017

American Well Telehealth Services Now Live in Texas



INSIDE THE "INSTITUTE OF TEXAS CULTURES" AT THE HEMISFAIR GROUNDS. VISITORS ARE SILHOUETTED AGAINST GLOWING TEXAS FLAG
By Smith, Bob, Photographer (NARA record: 8464481) (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Six million Texas residents now have access to medical professionals via American Well’s telehealth services through their health plans and employers. Health systems working with American Well can offer primary care and specialty care visits – such as behavioral health and breastfeeding support – to new patients.

Additionally any of the nearly 30 million Texas residents can now see a doctor on Amwell®, the #1 most downloaded video telehealth app, for an on-demand or scheduled visit 24/7/365.

“We join the industry in congratulating Texas on entering the Telehealth Era,” said Dr. Roy Schoenberg, CEO, American Well. “We wholeheartedly agree with the position taken by the Texas Medical Board and have always believed that telehealth should be a modality within traditional clinical practice that extends the relationship between patients and the healthcare brands they trust. To that end, we’ve worked side-by-side with the Texas Medical Board, key industry groups, academic medical centers, and legislators to embrace telehealth that allows medical professionals to uphold the same standards of care patients should expect from in-person care. We are thrilled the bill has passed and we can now bring safe and effective telehealth to patients in Texas.”

Added Schoenberg, “This new bill not only opens the […]

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