KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, today announced a telehealth agreement with American Well, a leading national telehealth company. Together, the companies will deliver a virtual health care experience that will integrate the American Well platform with Cerner's electronic health record (EHR). The integration will enable providers to manage the health and care of patients beyond the walls of the health system. "Cerner and American Well share the belief that all aspects of health care delivery should be unified, continuous and patient-centered. Together, we're committed to developing a long-term strategy to align American Well's telehealth technologies, services and programs to deliver an enhanced user experience within the Cerner EHR and ecosystem," said Don Bisbee, senior vice president at Cerner. "Our alliance with Cerner and deep integration between the electronic health record and telehealth visit is one of the industry's first. We look forward to a long-term, collaborative relationship of deploying advanced telehealth solutions that add greater value for our joint health system clients along with their patients and providers," said Dr. Ido Schoenberg, chairman and CEO of American Well. The integrated EHR-telehealth solution will be available to current and future Cerner and American Well clients. Patients will interact with the solution through Cerner's HealtheLife SM patient engagement portal, which is designed to provide access to health information, provider messaging and broad interaction with care teams. American Well will exhibit at the annual Cerner Health Conference, taking place Nov. 14-17, in Kansas City. Cerner clients can meet with American Well team members at Booth 236 to learn more. About Cerner Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 25,000 provider facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients' clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner's mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at blogs.cerner.com, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner. Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors. About American Well American Well transforms healthcare delivery through telehealth. We make online doctor visits accessible to everyone for one-off care issues like colds or infections, and chronic condition management, such as diabetes or depression. We deliver healthcare into people's homes and workplaces through our work with top health plans, health systems and employers, as well as our telehealth app, Amwell. A patient using Amwell can connect to a board-certified doctor of their choosing in just minutes for a visit carried out over smartphone, tablet, kiosk, phone, or desktop. American Well and Amwell are registered trademarks or trademarks of American Well Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. For more information on our services, visit www.americanwell.com. To download Amwell and have a doctor visit now, visit www.amwell.com.
MEDIA CONTACTS:Angela Vogen, CernerAngela.Vogen@cerner.com(816) 571-9189Amanda Guisbond, American WellAmanda.Guisbond@americanwell.com