Netsmart and American Well have announced a technology partnership to connect their respective networks.

“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.”

Adding Netsmart’s provider network creates exciting possibilities, said American Well CEO Ido Schoenberg.

“Allowing providers to connect directly from their existing Netsmart EHR to both their existing and new consumers is key to our vision of making telehealth seamless and ubiquitous,” he said. “We see huge opportunities to grow the exponential power of the network by combining Netsmart’s unparalleled access to behavioral health and post-acute institutions with our growing network of 1,000-plus acute hospitals and associated providers across multiple medical specialties.”