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American Well Selects First DataBank's Drug Data for Use in Online Physician-Patient Care Consultations
Date:12/15/2008

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- First DataBank, a leading provider of integrated drug databases (http://www.firstdatabank.com/products/) for the healthcare industry, today announced the company's drug data has been integrated into American Well's Online Care system (http://www.americanwell.com/aboutus.html), a secure, Web-based platform that facilitates on-demand, real-time Online and phone consultations with medical professionals any time of day.

Through the integration of First DataBank's National Drug Data File Plus (http://www.firstdatabank.com/?CID=ASHP%20Midyear%202008%20email) into American Well's Online Care system, medical professionals are able to access comprehensive drug information for thousands of prescription drugs including a drug's profile and important safety information such as side effects, drug interactions, official warnings and alerts, and medical conditions associated with a particular drug. In addition, they can file prescriptions electronically through the system. For the first time, the medical professional can consider such information while offering guidance to the patient or suggesting a course of treatment.

"American Well's provision of on-demand, online and telephone care services meets a rapidly growing need of patients and consumers," said Don Nielsen, M.D., President, First DataBank. "A vital component of that online medical consultation is access to reliable and comprehensive drug information to ensure patient safety is protected at all times throughout the care delivery process." I am pleased that American Well has chosen First DataBank as their drug data partner in this important new healthcare service."

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