May 28, 2020
98point6 Earns Independent Accreditation for Healthcare Quality
SEATTLE – May 28, 2020 – 98point6 is proud to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation in Telehealth. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. By achieving this status, 98point6 demonstrates a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes. The company earned URAC accreditation for its Consumer-to-Provider service, which focuses on care that is initiated by the consumer and takes place in the home or another non-clinical setting.
URAC accreditation evaluates numerous aspects of a company’s medical practice, clinical operations and technology platform, and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards.
“By earning Telehealth Accreditation from URAC, 98point6 is operating on the cutting edge of healthcare delivery,” said URAC President and CEO Shawn Griffin, MD “Independent accreditation demonstrates 98point6 can provide value-based care to more people while meeting performance standards conceived by a broad array of telehealth stakeholders. As technology becomes more critical in achieving population health goals, 98point6 blazes a trail that others will follow.”
Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Seattle, 98point6 is pioneering a new approach to primary care. By pairing AI and machine learning with board-certified physicians, our vision is to make primary care more accessible and affordable, leading to better health. We meet consumers where they are by offering private, text-based diagnosis and treatment via a mobile app. For employers, health plans and retail partners, 98point6 increases primary care utilization among those not actively or appropriately engaged in their health—enabling earlier medical intervention and reducing overall cost of care. For more information about 98point6, visit www.98point6.com.
Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. URAC is a nonprofit organization using evidence-based measures and developing standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.