Boston-based telehealth vendor, American Well has raised $80 million in funding and added various investors to its ownership team.
American Well, which runs a direct-to-patient telehealth platform that has been used by various health systems, payers and employers, says the new funding will support mobile and web-based applications. The investors include health plans and academic medical centers, specifically Jefferson Health System and Anthem Inc., according to the company’s announcement.
Stephen Klasko, M.D., President and CEO at Jefferson Health System, said in a statement: “With American Well’s technology, the patient doesn’t have to wait to be really sick to engage with their doctor. We believe that telehealth can dramatically improve readmission rates and will play a major role in patient care now, and into the future.”
More than half (56 percent) of healthcare professionals believe their organization could be doing more to educate employees on HIPAA compliance and the rules around sharing protected health information.
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is partnering with DigitalGlobe to create the Health Equity Atlas Initiative (ATLAS), a platform that standardizes and maps population data in order to generate insights that address health inequities.
Englewood, Colorado-based health system Catholic Health Initiatives is in merger talks with San Francisco-based Dignity Health to potentially create one of the largest nonprofit health systems by revenue in the country.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) received the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) annual Grace Award in recognition of its leadership in health information management.