American Well has started rolling out a telehealth solution for clinical collaboration within hospitals or large practice settings. The Telemed Tablet uses the company’s patented technology to locate and engage available specialists within the hospital ecosystem.
The built-in software facilitates immediate live video visits between the requesting clinician and the remote provider, to assist in patient care. In doing so, the Telemed Tablet allows electronic real-time distribution of clinical skills and services across the organization.
“Simply put, the Telemed Tablet opens the door to a completely different paradigm of availability of medical services and the approach for specialty staffing,” said Roy Schoenberg, MD, CEO of American Well. “This will impact not only the cost of operating a clinical system, but also the quality, scope and timing of care that can be rendered to a patient at any point in time, at the location where they present.”
The Telemed Tablet allows hospitals to leverage staff and project specialty care more broadly.The Telemed Tablet allows hospitals to leverage staff and project specialty care more broadly. Affiliated clinicians, even in community settings, can use the Telemed Tablet to tap into available specialists and bring them to a patient’s bedside, the nurses’ station, or to the operating room.
The tablet itself is slim and easy to carry around. It can be used as a handheld or with an optional stand or cart, to quickly bring instant specialty cover to any point of care.
American Well hasn’t named any (client) names; the press release does have a quote from Cleveland Clinic’s Peter Rasmussen, MD, Director of Cerebrovascular Center and Medical Director of Distance Health, indicating at least one hospital that adopted to use the tablet.