As the American Telemedicine Association conference (ATA 2012) kicks off in San Jose, Calif., American Well Systems and Consult A Doctor are both taking remote care mobile. American Well has unveiled a mobile app as part of version 6.0 of its Online Care cloud-based platform, and Consult A Doctor is demonstrating a new iPhone app at the conference.
American Well’s Online Care 6.0 platform, introduced April 30, allows doctors to make house calls using the Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The app currently supports voice-based consultations and will offer two-way video by later this summer. The company will add an Android version later this year as well.
Doctors can use the mobile application to monitor online waiting rooms as well as send and receive secure messages, American Well reported.