ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions, announced that it is partnering again with renowned psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz on the #NextGenMind campaign to remind the public of how important it is to prioritize mental health and whole-person care while also directing those in need to resources that can help. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five Americans lives with a mental health condition. Further, the need for mental health support at younger ages is unprecedented; the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) recently declared a national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health as a result of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am proud to partner with NextGen Healthcare again to highlight information about the connection between mental and physical health as an integral part of whole-person care. We know that mental health is suffering for so many right now, and it needs to be addressed systemically within the healthcare industry,” said Dr. Saltz. “At a time when so many people of all ages are facing stress and anxiety, which can be compounded by the approaching holiday season, NextGen Healthcare is not only providing consumers with connections to resources, but they are empowering the healthcare community with an integrated electronic medical record platform that enables whole person care.”
The campaign launches today with a satellite media tour featuring Dr. Saltz and a free, open-to-the-public Live Q&A Event between Dr. Saltz and Dr. Betty Rabinowitz, NextGen Healthcare’s chief medical officer. Tune in to the event at 1 p.m. EST on Nextgen’s Facebook or LinkedIn page for a discussion about mental health resources and the relationship between mental and physical health. A replay will also be available.
“Mental and physical health are deeply connected; we must address them both in an integrated way when seeking to improve well-being,” said Dr. Rabinowitz. “The pandemic amplified the need for innovative ways of connecting providers with patients. With NextGen Healthcare’s position at the intersection of technology and care, we enable providers to offer integrated, whole-person care models.”
Click her to access resources for mental health and learn more about the #NextGenMind campaign. Our NextGen® Behavioral Health Suite is designed for both behavioral healthcare and integrated care facilities to do what they do best: provide the best care possible.
About Dr. Gail Saltz
Dr. Gail Saltz is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Medical College and a psychoanalyst with the New York Psychoanalytic Institute. A frequent contributor in the media, she is a columnist, bestselling author, podcast host and television commentator and one of the nation’s foremost go-to experts on a variety of psychological and mental health issues, especially those pertaining to stress and anxiety, emotional well-being, relationships, and the mental health aspects of current news.
About NextGen Healthcare, Inc.
NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN) is a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions. We are empowering the transformation of ambulatory care—partnering with medical, behavioral and dental providers in their journey to value-based care to make healthcare better for everyone. We go beyond EHR and PM. Our integrated solutions help increase clinical productivity, enrich the patient experience, and ensure healthy financial outcomes. We believe in better. Learn more at nextgen.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.