ATLANTA/BOSTON, April 9, 2015 – Sharecare, a comprehensive online health and wellness engagement platform, and Amwell, the leading telehealth service, are teaming up with The Dr. Oz Show to provide 5,000 people with a free doctor’s appointment1. Powered by the companies’ award-winning apps, AskMD and Amwell, this collaboration – which debuts on today’s new episode of The Dr. Oz Show – provides consumers with powerful decision-support to find out what might be bothering them and, in minutes, connects them with a doctor via live video chat directly from their smartphone or computer.
“Sharecare’s mission is to help you on every point in your health journey, from the exam room to the living room – and now, through our partnership with American Well, we’re bringing the exam room to your living room – or wherever you might be when you need to talk to a doctor,” said Dr. Mehmet Oz. “Every day, we hear from viewers who have improved their lives through something they have seen on The Dr. Oz Show, and the one-two punch of AskMD and Amwell will be no exception. I consider it a privilege to empower our viewers to take control of their health, and help them save precious time and money in the process.”
Sharecare launched AskMD in December 2013, utilizing guided search and decision-support technology to help consumers find out what might be wrong and what they can do about it. While AskMD includes functionality to help consumers connect with medical professionals near them, this latest collaboration with Amwell and The Dr. Oz Show takes telemedicine a step further by helping people triage their health problem and giving them healthcare on-demand.
“A physician has an average of only seven minutes to spend with a patient in the office, and the bulk of that time is spent trying to figure out what’s wrong – when both the doctor and patient would prefer to get down to the business of fixing the problem,” said Ido Schoenberg, MD, Chairman and CEO of American Well. “Combining the power of AskMD and Amwell not only streamlines that process, but provides the ultimate in convenience for the consumer without sacrificing quality of care.”
To start your free telemedicine session, go to AskMD – either on the web, the App Store or Google Play – and start an AskMD consultation to find out more about what could be causing your chief complaint. Once you complete the AskMD consultation, you’ll be presented with a summary of your results and the option to click to talk to a doctor. You’ll then be sent to Amwell, where you can select a doctor for your telemedicine session, and verify whether or not you’re willing to share your AskMD consultation summary with them in an effort to better inform your session. From here, if you aren’t already registered as an Amwell user, you’ll complete a brief registration process before your live video chat with the doctor begins.
For more information about this limited time offer, go to www.doctoroz.com/askmd.
About American Well
American Well is a telehealth services company that brings healthcare into the homes and workplaces of patients. The Company’s web and mobile telehealth platform connects patients and clinicians for live, clinically meaningful visits via video. American Well, Amwell, and Amwell Therapy Associates are trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of their respective owners. For more information, visit www.americanwell.com.
Sharecare is a comprehensive digital health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 40 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place, and dynamically connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010, Sharecare’s predictive and personalized platform is accessed daily by millions of consumers, including viewers of The Dr. Oz Show, patient populations of the country’s leading hospital systems and every Soldier in the United States Army.