Beth Walsh
Apr 09, 2013

Massachusetts General Hospital has partnered with American Well for a three-pronged telehealth pilot program designed to bring healthcare services to current patients in Massachusetts, focusing first on child and adolescent psychiatry, heart failure and neurology, by making physicians available to patients through live, real-time video visits.

“Telemedicine is a critical tool in improving access to care and overcoming barriers created by geography, income or social circumstance,” said Lee H. Schwamm, MD, vice chair of neurology and medical director of TeleHealth at Mass General, in a release.

Through a six-month pilot with Massachusetts General Hospital TeleHealth, scheduled to launch this month, the program will offer patients access to telehealth visits in the three clinical areas.

The Boston institution first launched its telestroke program in 2000.


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