American-APN and CareSpan Partner with the National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN)
New York – (PR Web) August 28, 2019 – American Advanced Practice Network (A-APN) and CareSpan Networks, Inc. (CareSpan®) have joined forces in a strategic partnership with the National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN) that will help accelerate the development and growth of independent nurse practitioners in the United States.
The partnership aims to bolster a Nurse Practitioner’s ability to establish, operate and sustain an effective and efficient independent clinical practice. American-APN provides NPs the unifying network and clinical guidance for the practice of primary care. CareSpan provides the integrated digital care platform and suite of business services to support NP members of the network. NNPEN provides a culture of entrepreneurship, educational programing and consulting services to member NPs to improve overall practice management.
This is a win-win for the partners: NNPEN members who are new to independent practice, or have growth aspirations, can access the support they need to either kick-start their operations, or put their practices on a growth path. With NNPEN, American-APN can accelerate its growth targets in order to help alleviate the primary care provider shortage problem in the country. Finally, CareSpan can continue to enhance its digital platform and business services, at scale, so that the NPs can focus mainly on providing better care to patients.
“We are excited to be working closely with NNPEN to equip NPs with the tools and capabilities needed to be successful practitioners,” said Kate Fiandt, PhD, FAANP, FAAN, CEO of American-APN. “Our organizational objectives and philosophies are aligned and, together, we hope to create an exciting Nurse Practitioner eco-system.”
Sandy Berkowitz, RN, JD, CEO of NNPEN agrees. “We truly complement each other. We help our members navigate through the broad and daunting range of issues and opportunities faced by NP entrepreneurs. And American-APN provides a powerful professional environment for our members to operate in as a contracting entity.”
“It is with the spirit of self-guidance and peer trust that A-APN and CareSpan launch the partnership with NNPEN,” says Rembert de Villa, CEO of CareSpan. “We believe CareSpan can give Nurse Practitioners the infrastructure they need to succeed by offering them best-in-class digital technology and business support.”
About American Advanced Practice Network
American-APN is the first professional ‘group practice without walls’ that brings highly-qualified nurse practitioners to those in need of health care under a collaborative care system that uses cutting edge digital technologies. American-APN was created for and by APNs. It is owned and operated exclusively by its nurse practitioner membership with its own executive leadership and Board of Directors. Members of the network have nation-wide, trusted peer cross-coverage for patients in member’s absence. For further information please visit: http://www.americanapn.com.
About CareSpan Integrated Networks
CareSpan Integrated Networks (CSIN) is a subsidiary of CareSpan Holdings, Inc. CSIN has created a business support infrastructure for its professional network partners and is the first to deploy a comprehensive, integrated digital healthcare “Clinic-in-the-Cloud” creating unfettered access to care for the underserved and with an emphasis on the care of chronic illness. CSIN integrates technology for remote monitoring, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, care collaboration and coordination, and analytics, while creating high levels of patient engagement. CareSpan is dedicated to the future of integrated digital care, using sophisticated digital diagnostic and clinical decision support tools in collaboration with primary, specialty and mental health providers to drive better outcomes with a patient-centered approach. For further information please visit: http://www.carespanhealth.com.
About National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network
NNPEN is committed to accelerating the growth of sustainable nurse-led start-ups. Founded by a consortium of nursing leaders to address the business resource needs of NPs not provided by today’s nursing school curriculum, NNPEN understands that successful NP businesses increase work force satisfaction, increase NP revenue opportunity and increase consumer access to nurse-led high value, high quality health care. For further information please visit: https://www.nnpen.org/