Under the deal, Medtronic will allow access to American Well’s telemedicine services on its MCMS video-enabled platforms to enable remote patient monitoring and consultations with a goal of providing improved patient access.
“We are thrilled to partner with American Well to provide an innovative, patient-centric solution to our customers. Providing care to complex, chronic, co-morbid populations requires access to, and coordination between, multiple clinical specialties. Our work together will help clinicians gain a more complete view of a patient’s health status when making care decisions, and will help ensure access to information from telemedicine interactions is available to the broader care team while the patient remains in their own home,” MCMS GM Sheri Dodd said in a press release.
Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said that through the partnership, it aims to reduce the cost of care and improve patient outcomes for the complex, chronic and co-morbid patient population.
“We are delighted to partner with Medtronic Care Management Services to connect patient monitoring data into telehealth visits. This will help clinicians more effectively manage patients while providing patients with flexible access to expert care when they most need it. These new capabilities will serve clients of both Medtronic Care Management Services and American Well, enhancing the capabilities available to health plans, major health systems, and other customers pursuing more efficient care of complex patients,” American Well CEO Ido Schoenberg said in a prepared statement.
American Well’s telehealth system includes more than 250 healthcare partners in the US and includes “most major health plans” and more than 750 health systems and 975 hospitals, Medtronic said.
Earlier this month, Medtronic and the Mercy healthcare system said they inked a data sharing and analysis deal to gather clinical evidence for “medical device innovation and patient access.”