American Well Corp. is creating a Web-based health care delivery system for the biggest U.S. health insurer.
American Well, Boston, has a contract to set up an Online Care service for WellPoint Inc., Indianapolis (NYSE:WLP).
HealthNow New York Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., announced earlier this week that American Well is helping two of its units offer Online Care programs.
Patients can use the programs to communicate with doctors through secure chat, Web video or the telephone.
WellPoint will be creating an Online Care provider network that will include specialists as well as primary care providers, American Well says.
WellPoint hopes to make Web care available in some markets by the end of the year.
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