What You Should Know:
– Amwell launches new smart tv Carepoint device that enables hospitals to use televisions for telehealth in an effort to help hospitals scale and simplify access to telehealth by using devices that already exist in patient rooms. Intermountain Healthcare has already successfully deployed more than 1,200 units across nearly 50 locations.
– Designed to further expand integrated telehealth connectivity via the Amwell platform, the new Carepoint™ device named Hospital TV 100 enables hospitals to turn existing televisions into telehealth endpoints, allowing them to scale and simplify access to their telehealth infrastructure by using devices that already exist in patient rooms.
– Now available, the Hospital TV 100 brings providers directly into a hospital room. As health systems grapple with strained resources and the COVID-19 pandemic, the new Carepoint device helps providers to safely monitor patients, while hospitals can use their existing in-room TV investments to scale telemedicine across their entire system. Patients also benefit from connecting with entire care teams across a wide range of specialties, without needing to leave their room or have a care team member present to facilitate.
– “We believe telehealth has a powerful role to play in the democratization of healthcare, and in working towards this goal, we are building out our platform to enable the convergence of healthcare experiences across care settings, making it easier for those on the frontlines to see their patients,” said Ido Schoenberg, co-CEO and Chairman, Amwell in a statement. “This new Carepoint device demonstrates our mission to connect and enable the key players across the healthcare ecosystem to improve clinical and financial outcomes. Streamlined, integrated connectivity between patients and informed, trusted providers is central to realizing this goal.”