Netsmart and American Well Announce Technology Partnership

On Wednesday, MHW learned that Netsmart and American Well, a leading global telehealth solution platform, announced a technology partnership to connect their respective networks, creating a virtually connected healthcare community, enabling collaboration across a network of more than 200 million consumers, 600,000 providers and more than 25,000 organizations.

We’re told that this technology partnership is designed to provide consumers an “unprecedented level of access to real-time quality care across multiple provider specialties.”

The concept of creating a comprehensive network of providers to bring healthcare directly to the consumer not only has the potential to drastically improve health outcomes, but lower costs by empowering providers to deliver care in the lowest acuity setting possible.

“We have been working hard with our clients to identify the right opportunities to continue to leverage the open and interoperable network we have built together” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. ”With that goal in mind, this partnership with American Well represents our continued commitment to not only ensure our clients across the communities we serve have both the right EHR for today, but also are able to quickly deploy rapidly evolving capabilities; such as telehealth, which will be required to thrive as a provider into the future via our open network framework.”

Netsmart recently joined other organizations in pledging to adhere to principles on interoperability, such as establishing an open network, as defined by the ONC.

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