Podcast interview with Dr. Roy Schoenberg, CEO of American Well

American Well provides a platform where consumers can obtain real-time access to physicians via the Web. The company has already signed a deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Hawaii to offer online services to BCBS members and non-members –and is busy putting other deals in place.

I met this morning with Dr. Roy Schoenberg, the company’s CEO. He described the concept behind American Well and outlined the value proposition for health plans, physicians, and consumers.  American Well has big ambitions, which include revolutionizing the practice of medicine, making the medical home a reality, helping health plans stave off disintermediation, and even offering an alternative to politicians’ plans for universal health care.

You can also read the transcript.

August 15, 2008

4 thoughts on “Podcast interview with Dr. Roy Schoenberg, CEO of American Well”

  1. I think this is a great school of thought. The human body is made to heal itself and doctors assist that in happening… That is how I was taught. Treating only symtoms through medication seems inneffective at best. In home educated consumers are a great step in the right direction.

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