Partnership with OTTO Health Simplifies Healthcare Delivery by Enabling
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2018--
NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXGN), the leading provider of
ambulatory-only technology solutions, today announced its partnership
with telehealth vendor OTTO Health to bring virtual visit capability to
NextGen® Enterprise clients.
This partnership integrates the OTTO Health telehealth application with
the NextGen Enterprise platform, allowing clients a more productive way
to meet consumer demand, expand patient access and volume, and reduce
overhead. While all patients will have the convenience of seeing their
NextGen provider without needing to be present for a face to face
encounter, this will particularly benefit patients in rural areas,
senior citizens, and patients with disabilities that otherwise would
have difficulty traveling to their physician.
“With value-based care’s shift in focus to outcomes and populations,
including better managing chronic conditions, NextGen Healthcare
recognized the need to enable virtual care for ambulatory care
providers. We partnered with OTTO Health because it is a
physician-driven organization that truly understands the needs of
providers. The partnership positions our clients well to deliver on the
significant growth in demand for telehealth predicted over the next five
years,” said Bruno Nardone, SVP Solutions Population Health, NextGen
An Advisory Board survey conducted in 2017 found that 77% of patients
preferred telehealth options. Currently, more than thirty states in the
US legislatively mandate that a virtual visit is reimbursed by
commercial payers at the same rate as an in-office visit.
“We are thrilled to partner with NextGen Healthcare. The mission of OTTO
is to change the way providers communicate with their patients by
delivering a seamless video experience on any device,” said Dr. Michael
Guese, Founder of OTTO Health. “As a practicing physician, I have often
been asked to deploy workflow ‘solutions’ that do not respect the time
constraints of an active practice. This partnership ensures that NextGen
providers can leverage video visits - creating new communication,
revenue, and patient satisfaction opportunities - all within their
A key component of NextGen Healthcare’s Patient Engagement strategy is
enabling convenient, at-home consultations via real-time virtual visits
to improve patient access, engagement, satisfaction, outcomes and cost.
With this new capability, patients can virtually connect with their
physicians from any web-enabled device with a camera and microphone,
including smartphones and tablets.
A 2017 Harris Poll study found an estimated 50 million U.S. consumers
would be open to switching primary care providers if they were given
access to video visits, an increase of 33 million over the past two
years. NextGen Healthcare provides expanded, innovative virtual visit
capabilities to address current demands in today’s rapidly evolving
About NextGen Healthcare, Inc.
NextGen Healthcare provides a range of software, services, and analytics
solutions to medical and dental group practices. The company's portfolio
delivers foundational capabilities to empower physician success, enrich
the patient care experience, and enable the transition to value-based
healthcare. Visit www.nextgen.com
for additional information.
About OTTO Health
OTTO Health is a Telehealth application that lets providers have
real-time video visits with their patients through an EMR-integrated
platform. OTTO Health was founded by a practicing internist, Dr. Michael
Guese, who wanted a way to have video visits with his patients without
disrupting his workflow. Through the NextGen-OTTO partnership, providers
can schedule and launch the visit right from their NextGen workspace,
and patients can access the platform through a streamlined application
that is available on the web or any iOS or Android device. For
additional information visit https://www.ottohealth.com/
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