Cleveland Clinic, Amwell name new leadership to their joint venture digital health company

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Cleveland Clinic and Boston-based Amwell (NYSE: AMWL) have appointed two leaders to their joint venture digital health company, according to a news release: Frank McGillin as CEO and Egbert van Acht as executive vice chairman to the board of directors.The two bring decades of experience to the company, which was formed last year to offer virtual access to Cleveland Clinic experts through the technology platform from Amwell (then known as American Well). The joint venture company, which does not have a formal name, aims to provide broad access to comprehensive, high-acuity care via telehealth. “Telemedicine continues to play a pivotal role in offering safe and accessible care to patients, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where the need for virtual access to care has significantly increased,” said William Peacock, chief of operations at the Clinic and chairman of the board of the joint venture, in a provided statement. “The addition of Egbert and Frank to our leadership team reinforces the importance of making digital health a core part of our care delivery model, so more patients can access the health care services they need in convenient ways.”The company has worked to scale its digital MyConsult program, which offers clinical …

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