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Tyto Care, American Well to bring physical examination to telehealth

Tyto Care, American Well to bring physical examination to telehealth

Tyto Care and American Well are teaming-up to combine video telehealth visits with remote examinations. The two companies will offer the tools needed to conduct the most complete virtual visit in telemedicine, significantly expanding the scope and safety of care delivered to consumers via telehealth.

"This partnership will further our efforts to extend the clinician's reach beyond the four walls of the clinic," Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder of Tyto Care, said in a statement. "Our collaborative efforts will allow us to unlock one of telehealth's most challenging shortcomings by adding remote examinations to fully inform a telehealth visit, closely replicating what happens in the doctor's office."

Under the deal, Tyto Care's examination platform and clinical exam data will be integrated into American Well's telehealth platform. On the other hand, Tyto Care will offer its customers access to the vast network of healthcare providers using American Well's platform. This in turn will enable patients to replicate an in-office visit and conduct medical examinations of the heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, throat, skin and temperature at home using TytoCare, then share the exam with a clinician prior to or during a telemedicine visit.

Tyto Care's Tyto combines an advanced digital stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer and examination camera with a secure data exchange, clinical repository and live telehealth visits to provide vital information that enables doctors to make diagnoses with the confidence of an in-person visit.

The new offering will kick off to patients through health systems and employers.

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