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SilverCloud Partners with Cerner EHR, Moves to Make Digital Mental Health Treatment Mainstream

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(Source: )SilverCloud Health recently teamed up with Cerner Corporation to give more people better access to on-demand, personalized mental health tools and treatment. As part of the partnership, SilverCloud will integrate its platform into Cerner’s electronic health record (EHR).

The goal of the agreement is to scale mental health treatment, lower the cost of care and improve patient outcomes. But from a big picture perspective, the partnership signifies the increasingly important role digital mental health solutions have to play in the future of behavioral health care delivery.

“The partnership has essentially … enabled Cerner clinicians to prescribe — natively within their current workflows — access to scientifically backed, digitally delivered therapeutic care,” SilverCloud CEO Ken Cahill told Behavioral Health Business. “It’s a continuation of that movement … [toward] the future state of the world, where we [will be] looking back in 10 years or even five years time and [asking:] ‘Why wouldn’t we deliver access to behavioral health mental health care digitally?’”

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