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Netsmart Recognizes May as Business Efficiencies Month for Health and Human Services Providers

Company Offers No-Cost Web Seminars to Help Organizations Manage Revenue Cycles, Utilize Data and Improve Efficiencies

Overland Park, Kan., May 8, 2013 – Health and human services provider organizations are being challenged to do more with less. Budgets are tight, resources are limited and the number of people requiring services keeps growing. Providers are seeking innovative ways to improve revenue cycles, maximize productivity and drive efficiencies throughout their organizations. At the same time, payers are demanding improved outcomes, in many cases for a fixed fee, and some states are capping administrative costs.

Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical and business solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, recognizes May as Business Efficiencies Month. In April 2013, Netsmart introduced Netsmart CareFabric™, a framework of clinical and business solutions that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services. CareFabric includes solutions and services such as revenue cycle management, benchmarking, and cloud, SaaS and application hosting services that can help providers improve business and operational efficiencies.

In recognition of Business Efficiencies Month, Netsmart is offering no-cost web seminars geared specifically for behavioral health and human services providers and local health departments. Each

one-hour web seminar provides valuable, pragmatic information participants can put to work immediately in their organizations:

·         Paperless Is Possible! Achieving A 360 Degree View Of Client Records With Enterprise Content Management (for local health departments)

May 14, p.m. EDT

·         Paperless is Possible! Making Data Useful for Improved Quality and Coordinated Care

May 21, 2:00 p.m. EDT

·         Increasing Demands for Clinical Efficiency and Accountability: It’s a New World

May 22, 2:00 p.m. EDT

·         The Business Case for Cloud Solutions in Behavioral Health and Human Services: How Providers Are Saving Cash, Staying Agile and Outsourcing the Hassle

May 29, 2:00 p.m. EDT

·         Tips & Tricks for Finding Your Lost Revenue

"Operating an organization -- whether a community mental health center, a behavioral health and human services provider or a local health department -- requires keeping one eye on clinical excellence and one eye on operating costs," said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. "Organizations today have to work smarter and harder, with tighter budgets and fewer resources, yet serve more people.”

One way providers can recognize National Mental Health Awareness Month, also in May, is to ensure their organizations operate at maximum efficiency, which increases their ability to deliver the best care to the largest population possible. Netsmart has launched Business Efficiencies web pages for behavioral health and human services providers and local health departments. The web pages include links to register for the web seminars and access other useful information.

About Netsmart

Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, recovery-based care with Netsmart CareFabric™, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

More than 21,000 client organizations, including 350,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people each year. Netsmart clients include mental health and substance use treatment agencies, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, vital records offices, and managed care organizations.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for behavioral and public health organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. Organizations can also request grants for their cause or to help fund technology that advances the way care is delivered. For more information, visit

Learn more about how Netsmart and CareFabric are changing the face of healthcare today. Visit, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.

CareFabric is a trademark of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

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