Telemedicine behavioral health company Aligned Telehealth has partnered with American Well to further expand its offering.
Through the partnership, American Well seeks to increase the adoption of its platform by acute care operators, hospitals, and health systems.
Aligned’s background as a psychiatric hospitalist group with a singular focus on behavioral health will allow it to add specialized telehealth capabilities beyond telepsychiatry, including on-demand consultation, ambulatory care integration and even correctional health services.
The company noted that demand for psychiatric and behavioral health services is at an all-time high, while the overall number and availability of providers continues to decrease at alarming rates.
“We are very pleased to be working with American Well. Their platform will allow our doctors to function more efficiently, provide more care and improve patient outcomes," said Nitin Nanda, founder and CEO of Aligned Telehealth. "Many patients in behavioral health emergencies, especially those afflicted by the current opiate epidemic can receive care rapidly via telepsychiatry. Our partnership will not only provide truly comprehensive crisis intervention but will allow patients to receive the best care possible while reducing the costs.”
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