American Well, a Boston company that provides technology for doctors to consult with patients via videoconferencing, has acquired another firm in the so-called telehealth industry, Avizia.
While American Well focuses on connecting doctors to patients that don’t have access to in-person healthcare or certain specialties, Avizia focuses on remote communication directly between clinicians.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Avizia is based in Virginia and reports more than 1,300 hospital deployments, while American Well said its products are used by 75 health systems.
The goal of the acquisition is to allow American Well to not only connect healthcare providers with patients wherever they are, but also to connect local clinicians with specialists to consult about a patient’s specific issues.
“You may have a rural hospital that needs a neurologist but doesn’t have one on staff,” said American Well chief executive Dr. Roy Schoenberg. “Bringing them together allows us to create a much broader switchboard of live healthcare services that can be rendered around the country.”Margeaux Sippell can be reached at email@example.com.