Telehealth company American Well has partnered with Israel-based telehealth company Tyto Care to combine telehealth visits with comprehensive remote examinations. As part of the partnership, Tyto Care’s examination platform and clinical exam data will be integrated into American Well’s telehealth platform to offer its customers access to the vast network of healthcare providers using American Well’s platform. Through this integration, patients can replicate an in-office visit and conduct medical examinations of the heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, throat, skin and temperature at home using TytoCare, then share the exam with a clinician prior to or during a telemedicine visit.
The integrated solution is expected to initially delivered to patient through health systems and employers.
Tyto Care recently launched an advanced digital stethoscope equipped with a otoscope, thermometer, examination camera and secure data exchange that provides vital information that enables doctors to make diagnoses with the confidence of an in-person visit. Tyto Care was founded by Dedi Gilad, Ofer Tzadik and industry experts in 2012. The company has received over $19 million in funding from investors including Cambia Health Solutions, Walgreens, Orbimed and Fosun Pharma.
“This partnership will further our efforts to extend the clinician’s reach beyond the four walls of the clinic,” said Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder of Tyto Care in a statement. “Our collaborative efforts will allow us to unlock one of telehealth’s most challenging shortcomings by adding remote examinations to fully inform a telehealth visit, closely replicating what happens in the doctor’s office.”