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As the popularity of virtual care continues to increase, American Well has announced the launch of its virtual care platform in Epic’s App Orchard, offering clinicians the ability do video visits and virtual consults within the electronic health record.

American Well says the telehealth app will allow providers to embed video visits into their existing clinical workflows and launch an American Well-powered video consultation from the patient chart with one click.

“As we uncovered in our latest physician survey, telehealth is being adopted at lightning speed,” said Mike Baird, president of customer solutions at American Well. “Providers want access to integrated platforms designed for all types of virtual care. With App Orchard, we can provide their users with telehealth opportunities within their existing workflows, supporting the success of virtual care programs for both the provider and the patient alike.”

American Well will enable providers to easily start video calls directly from the patient chart without having to change their workflow or download separate applications. Users will also be able to:

  • Join a video room in a patient context (using webRTC, iOS/Android and standards-based video endpoints)

  • Leverage far end camera control and fleet monitoring with American Well’s telemedicine carts

  • Enable digital collaboration with non-Epic facilities

  • Access Medical Images (PACS) to treat stroke patients

  • Take advantage of American Well’s award-winning patient engagement services

For more information on American Well, their recent survey findings or other company updates, Click Here.

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