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Amwell Enhances Mental Health Offerings With New Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program | Business Wire

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amwell® (NYSE: AMWL), a digital care delivery leader, today announced the continued expansion of its ecosystem with the launch of the Amwell Comprehensive Behavioral Health Program, an evidence-based, comprehensive and scalable behavioural health solution that can be tailored to meet specific population needs across the full spectrum of care. Designed to address the growing mental health crisis, the Amwell program enables payers and providers to deliver integrated solutions including virtual therapy and psychiatry, coaching. Digital mental health programs with personalized experiences to address various severities and preferences of care delivery.

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“Increased demand for behavioural healthcare and a growing shortage of clinicians is resulting in a crisis that's driving worse outcomes and higher costs for the entire healthcare industry,” said Dr. Ido Schoenberg, Chairman and CEO, Amwell. “This new program meaningfully expands our digital care delivery infrastructure and enhances our ability to accelerate our customers’ goals to meet the needs of their patients and members, while enabling them to close important gaps in care. Scalable across large networks, the program provides access to much needed behavioural healthcare across in person, virtual and automated care settings.”

The Amwell Comprehensive Behavioural Health Program combines the digital cognitive behavioural health programs of SilverCloud® Health, the digital mental health company Amwell acquired last year, with virtual care provided by therapists and psychiatrists from Amwell clinical partner, Amwell Medical Group (AMG). Members undergo individual evaluations and can receive self-guided and coach-supported care and be seamlessly referred into virtual therapy and psychiatry as needed. With over 93% satisfaction rates and up to 80% of users reporting decreased depression and anxiety symptoms using SilverCloud Health, health plans can rest assured that their members are receiving clinically excellent care and can brand and use the program as part of their own digital offerings.

One in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness1. 60% of U.S. counties don't have a single psychiatrist within their borders2. The crisis has worsened in recent years with 41% of adults reporting anxiety or depression symptoms during the pandemic3. The cost of behavioural healthcare is a rising challenge for payers and providers today. With the majority of high-cost individuals (the 10% of individuals who account for 70% of total healthcare costs) having a behavioural health condition4, this solution can meaningfully impact a major aspect of the operational goals of healthcare organizations.

The Amwell Comprehensive Behavioural Health Program builds on the Amwell suite of behavioural health offerings and its commitment to evidence-based solutions across the care continuum. The recently launched SilverCloud Health Family Support Suite, addresses a wide spectrum of family mental health concerns for new parents, teenagers and children. In addition, Amwell Psychiatric Care provides acute psychiatric care and psychiatric clinical support in the emergency department, meeting a core access need in the provider space.

SilverCloud Health is backed by over 18 years of research and evidence, with more than 50 peer-reviewed published research papers. Recent studies underscore the clinical validity of internet-based cognitive behavioural health (iCBT). A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that online self-help targeting resilience and coping during the pandemic appears efficacious for long-term alleviation of stress and short-term alleviation of depression symptoms among college students. Further, a study published in the Journal Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapyshows the promise of iCBT interventions for controlling symptoms and long-term remission after acute phase of treatment.

To learn more about the Amwell Comprehensive Behavioural Health Program please click here.

About Amwell

Amwell is a leading digital care delivery platform in the United States and globally, connecting and enabling providers, insurers, patients. Innovators to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher quality care. Amwell believes that digital care delivery will transform healthcare. The Company offers a single, comprehensive platform to support all telehealth needs from urgent to acute and post-acute care, as well as chronic care management and healthy living. With over a decade of experience, Amwell powers telehealth solutions for over 2,000 hospitals and 55 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, covering over 80 million lives. For more information, please visit https://business.amwell.com/.

American Well, Amwell, SilverCloud, Conversa, Converge and Carepoint are registered trademarks or trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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1 https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/GeneralMHFacts.pdf


2 https://www.oliverwyman.com/our-expertise/insights/2018/dec/risk-journal-vol-8/emerging-risks/america-s-growing-mental-health-crisis.html


3 https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2022/02/frontline-workers-more-likely-to-report-symptoms-of-anxiety-depressive-disorder.html#:~:text=Data%20from%20the%20HPS%20collected,experiencing%20these%20symptoms%20in%202019


4 https://www.milliman.com/-/media/milliman/pdfs/articles/milliman-high-cost-patient-study-2020.ashx

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