Boston-based telehealth service provider American Well is set to launch online telehealth "exchanges," where patients can search for physicians able to provide immediate online consultations or in-office visits on short notice.
Physicians also will be able to make themselves available whenever they have a free time slot, according to a MedCity News report. American Well CEO Dr. Roy Schoenberg previewed the service last week at mHealth + Telehealth World in Boston. He said it would debut within the next few weeks.
Schoenberg called this new offering part of “telehealth 2.0,” in which telehealth is simply a part of regular practice of medicine, complete with integration into electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management systems. “This does not work at the pace of implementing an EHR. This works at the pace of consumer electronics,” Schoenberg said in the report.