Philips embeds telehealth services into solutions

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

AMSTERDAM and BOSTON – Royal Philips and American Well, a telehealth provider, have signed a new strategic partnership to jointly deliver virtual care solutions around the world. Through the partnership, the two companies will work to embed American Well’s mobile telehealth services into an array of Philips solutions, spanning personal health and wellness, population health management and clinical programs. “Philips brings great consumer professional devices and programs, coupled with powerful analytics,” said Ido Schoenberg, M.D., chairman and CEO of American Well. “With the addition of telehealth, they can now offer everything from data collection to care provision and clinical intervention.” The first Philips solution to have American Well’s mobile telehealth services embedded in it: the uGrow parenting app. American Well is the telehealth infrastructure behind the largest payers, hospitals and employers in the U.S., which collectively service more than 150 million Americans, Philips says. “American Well already collaborates with many of the largest insurers and healthcare providers in the U.S., offering great opportunities for joint business development with the aim to create a better patient experience in this important new area of digital healthcare delivery,” said Jeroen Tas, chief innovation & strategy officer at Philips.