Netsmart in the News


14 SEP 2016

Netsmart Urges Senate Passage of Comprehensive Mental Health Bill

(Home Care Technology Report)

Netsmart and the Behavioral Health IT Coalition support passage of the so-called "Integrating Behavioral Health Through Technology Act" (S. 2691), sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. This measure would create a $250 million, five-state pilot program with health information technology financial incentives for psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, social workers, psychologists and addiction treatment providers.


14 SEP 2016

Netsmart Urges Senate Passage of Comprehensive Mental Health Bill

(Home Care Technology Report)

Netsmart and the Behavioral Health IT Coalition support passage of the so-called "Integrating Behavioral Health Through Technology Act" (S. 2691), sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. This measure would create a $250 million, five-state pilot program with health information technology financial incentives for psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, social workers, psychologists and addiction treatment providers.


15 AUG 2016

Netsmart Homecare Announces New SVP

(Home Health Care News)

Netsmart Homecare, a human services and integrated care technology provider, announced Dawn Iddings as its new senior vice president and general manager.


20 APR 2016

Netsmart closes $950M venture

(Biz Journals)

The transaction establishes Netsmart as the largest human services and post-acute technology provider in healthcare.


19 APR 2016

Allscripts (MDRX) Announces Closure of Netsmart Deal

(Street Insider)

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions announced a joint venture with private equity firm GI Partners to merge with Netsmart Technologies, Inc.As part of the venture, Allscripts Homecare business will merge with Netsmart CareFabrics form the largest technology company solely focused on human services and post-acute care with more than $250 million in annual revenue and more than $60 million in annual operating income.


23 MAR 2016

Allscripts, Netsmart form $250M human services and PAC tech company

(Long-Term Living)

As part of the venture, Allscripts Homecare business will merge with Netsmart CareFabrics form the largest technology company solely focused on human services and post-acute care with more than $250 million in annual revenue and more than $60 million in annual operating income...


23 MAR 2016

Allscripts is buying stake in Netsmart Technologies

(Modern Healthcare)

The deal is expected to boost Netsmart’s IT capabilities as changes to privacy laws that could open up the flow of records from behavioral healthcare providers are being considered..


15 MAR 2016

Untraditional community partnerships will become part of CCBHC process

(Mental Health Weekly)

As states awarded planning grants to integrate behavioral health with physical health care gear up to potentially become one of eight Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) this fall, they may find opportunities to partner with other organizations to provide specialty required services. Netsmart’s Ian Chuang offers insights.


08 MAR 2016

Beyond Siri: Netsmart introduces voice in health IT

(Kansas City Business Journal)

The Overland Park-based company has teamed up with M*Modal Inc. to integrate its FluencyDirect services, a cloud-based speech recognition solution, into its behavioral health electronic health records.


06 MAR 2016

Getting Primary Care at the Doctor's Office

(The Atlantic)

People with severe mental illnesses are more likely to die prematurely than those without, and it’s often from treatable chronic diseases—in part because many don’t receive regular medical care.


03 MAR 2016

Bridging the Gap Between Medical and Mental Health Care

(KHN- Kaiser Health News)

People with severe mental illnesses are more likely to die prematurely than those without, and it’s often from treatable chronic diseases — in part because many don’t receive regular medical care.


25 FEB 2016

HEALTH: Bridging the Gap Between Medical, Mental Health Care

(Press Enterprise (Riverside, CA))

People with severe mental illnesses are more likely to die prematurely than those without, and it’s often from treatable chronic diseases — in part because many don’t receive regular medical care.


23 FEB 2016

Bridging the Gap Between Medical and Mental Health Care

(California Healthline)

People with severe mental illnesses are more likely to die prematurely than those without, and it’s often from treatable chronic diseases — in part because many don’t receive regular medical care.


19 OCT 2015

Sharply divided field awaits rulemaking on revising 42 CFR Part 2

(Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly)

Netsmart’s Kevin Scalia quoted on need to update burdensome consent process for sharing addition treatment records with providers in HIEs, Health Homes and other new care models, while still protecting patient privacy


08 OCT 2015

KC Tech, Healthcare Companies Team Up for Good

(Kansas City Business Journal)

Netsmart and Kansas City-based Cornerstones of Care are embedding their companies into each others’ day-to-day routines, replacing previous project-by-project collaboration


06 OCT 2015

Update Patient Consent

(Politico Pro)

Netsmart’s Kevin Scalia stresses that the patient consent process can be streamlined without infringing on patient privacy


12 AUG 2015

The Benefits of Dance Therapy

(KC Live)

Netsmart’s Ian Chuang conceptualizes pilot program that brings dance (via the Kansas School of Classical Ballet) to you at KVC Prairie Ridge Children’s Psychiatric Hospital


12 May 2015

New Directions receives grant

(Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

New Directions Youth and Family Services will use technology grant to implement Netsmart CareRecord EHR


11 May 2015

Netsmart's Kevin Scalia on WBBM

(WBBM Chicago)

Netsmart EVP Kevin Scalia talks with Chicago's WBBM about the HIMSS conference and the future of healthcare


05 Dec 2014

IT Group Calls for EHR Incentives for Behavioral Health

(Behavioral Healthcare Magazine)

The Behavioral Health IT Coalition, of which Netsmart is a founding member, addresses members of the U.S. Senate on the importance of interoperability to mental health and substance abuse treatment


21 Nov 2014

Coalition Site Outlines IT Policy Priorities

(Behavioral Healthcare Magazine)

The Behavioral Health IT Coalition prepares to address congress on the importance of interoperability incentives for mental health and substance abuse treatment providers


31 Aug 2014

Connecting Healthcare Data Dots

(National Council for Behavioral Health magazine)

Articles on pages 62 and 84 about how four innovative Netsmart clients (Tarzana, Henderson, Red Rock and YESS) are improving lives with Netsmart CareRecord (EHR) and care coordination solutions


23 Aug 2014

Ten Trends Driving the Future of Healthcare

(National Association of County Behavioral Health and Disability Directors newsletter)

Article by Kevin Scalia, Netsmart Exec. VP, about some key trends in the new healthcare landscape (page 8)


13 Aug 2014

Zero Suicide

(KDKA-AM, Pittsburgh)

Suicide can be a "zero event." Netsmart Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Dennis Morrison shares insights


27 Jan 2014

Clinical Data-Sharing Effort to Bridge BH, Physical Care Gap

(Mental Health Weekly)

Extensive article (page 3) about Netsmart’s collaboration with Epic to accelerate clinical information interoperability between physical and behavioral health providers. Note: the article incorrectly identifies Epic as the Electronic Privacy Information Center, when in fact it is Epic (www.epic.com), the provider of software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations.


04 Oct 2013

Best Places to Work: Netsmart

(Kansas City Business Journal)

More about Netsmart -- Vision driven, cause connected, passionate about our opportunity and obligation


16 Aug 2013

2013 Best Places to Work in Kansas City

(Kansas City Business Journal)

Netsmart honored among the best! Based on Netsmart associate comments about company culture, work environment and other factors


31 Oct 2013

At The Speed Of Disruption

Disruptive innovation in mental health includes the "infomated" consumer and genomics. Summary of Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., Netsmart Chief Clinical Officer, address at OPEN MINDS 2013 Technology & Informatics Institute.


05 Sep 2013
Behavioral Healthcare

Moving Beyond the EHR

Innovations in EHRs include "Points of View" for easier, more targeted data use by clinicians, says Bill Connors, MSW, Netsmart Senior VP and GM, Beh. Healthcare.


01 Jan 2013

From Campus To Cubicle

Cover story highlighting how Netsmart's growth and success has led to an aggressive campus recruiting program to help hit hiring goals. (Seen on Page 1)


15 MMM YYYY

Seminar Highlights Online Opportunities

Netsmart EVP Kevin Scalia and Chief Clinical Office Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., gave a keynote presentation at the Ireland Health Service Executive's Mental Health and Information Technology conference. (Seen on Page 2)


14 Sep 2012
Behavioral Healthcare

Netsmart outlines “EHR-agnostic” knowledge platform

Article by Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief- Behavioral Healthcare Magazine

Feature article about Netsmart's plans for innovative cloud-based service that will help transform care through use of benchmarking and predictive analytics


07 Sep 2012

Netsmart Named One of 2012's Best Places to Work in Kansas City

Article by Suzanna Stagemeyer - Associate Editor-Online Content- Kansas City Business Journal

Each year, the Kansas City Business Journal names the area's Best Places to Work based on input from the people who know best - the employees. They rate their companies based on team/manager effectiveness, retention probability, work engagement and whether they feel valued.


01 Aug 2012

Beyond Evidence Based Research

Interview with Denny Morrison

How can behavioral health translate massive amounts of data into clinical best practices more quickly? Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Netsmart's chief clinical officer, talks about the concept of practice-based evidence in this interview in the OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter, September 2012.


17 Jan 2012
Behavioral Healthcare

Netsmart appoints Morrison as first 'chief clinical officer'

Article/interview with Denny Morrisonby Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief

Already a major provider of electronic health record and related technology to the behavioral healthcare industry, Netsmart Technologies signaled its desire to speak with a more influential voice on “the clinical side” of the industry by appointing Dennis “Denny” Morrison, Ph.D., former CEO of Centerstone Research Institute (Bloomington, Ind.), as its first “Chief Clinical Officer.”





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