Joslin Diabetes Center, American Well to bring telehealth services to patients nationwide
BOSTON — Joslin Diabetes Center and American Well will collaborate on a telehealth initiative that seeks to improve and expand diabetes patients' access to high-quality care.
The telehealth services will be powered by American Well's Online Care technology and will "[apply] a transformative healthcare innovation in support of our mission of improving the lives of people struggling with this disease," Joslin Diabetes Center president and CEO John Brooks said.
"Joslin Diabetes Center is committed to fundamentally changing the landscape of diabetes care today," Brooks said. "Telehealth provides an opportunity to bring together our strengths in research, clinical care, education and awareness in order to create an entirely new class of clinical program — then project care directly to the patients who need it most, at the appropriate time."
"We look forward to joining with Joslin Diabetes Center to help combat a disease that burdens the lives of countless families and, increasingly, our society as a whole," American Well chairman and CEO Ido Schoenberg said. "Joslin is enlisting telehealth in one of its most powerful forms — as a conduit for delivering tailor-made clinical programs to patients who might not otherwise have access to them."