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Netsmart Recognizes Health and Human Services Providers for Utilizing IT to Improve Core Dimensions of Care

Healthcare IT Value Model a strategic tool for long-term organizational success and sustainability

Washington, D.C., Oct. 28, 2015 – Fourteen health and human services provider organizations using the Healthcare IT Value Model™ with its five dimensions of healthcare IT excellence were recognized at CONNECTIONS2015, Netsmart’ s annual client conference held this year at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center near Washington, D.C.

The Healthcare IT Value Model is a multidimensional healthcare IT planning and measurement model for the health and human services community. Providers can use the model to evaluate their progress and success in implementing five core dimensions of healthcare IT: providing, accounting for, engaging in, integrating and informing care. Via benchmarking, they can also see how their ranking compares with peer organizations who have also used the model.

“Collaboration and adaptability are vital in this era of rapid change, and key to successful planning and strategy,” said Mike Valentine, CEO of Netsmart. “We’re pleased to offer this vendor-agnostic roadmap, and to recognize these providers embracing it as a tool to enhance client care and services.”

Organizations honored for excellence in implementing the model’s five dimensions are: Centerstone of Florida, Daymark Recovery Services, Father Martin’s Ashley, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Mental Health Center of Denver, Seven Hills Foundation, Tarzana Treatment Centers, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, Willapa Behavioral Health, Youth Villages, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Seafield Center Inc., A.W.A.R.E. Inc., Wellstone Behavioral Health, The Edinburg Center, and Rosecrance.

“We leverage technology to provide an innovative and analytic approach to delivering clinical care across the lifespan,” said Wes Williams, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Mental Health Center of Denver. “The HIT Value Model is a part of my strategic planning process because it puts the person at the center of all our efforts. That’s consistent with how we want to deliver care: consumer directed, with a focus on strengths and well-being. We’re honored to have scored highly, a recognition of our efforts to enrich the lives and minds of the community we serve.

The HIT Value Model was designed on the premise that disruptive technologies and processes will have major impact on the future of healthcare. Prior to its creation, the health and human services community lacked guidance on how to go about adopting and using technology for the betterment of they served.

“The ever-changing landscape of healthcare presents both opportunities and challenges. The guidance the HIT Value Model provides the communities we serve is invaluable as providers seek sustainability and success,” said Valentine.

The five-dimensional model consists of a survey offering analysis, insights and guidance for achieving financial, clinical, and operational performance goals. Scores are generated by dimensions –– and an aggregate score is generated across all dimensions.

“The top performing organizations in each dimension are continuously updated to create what is literally a ‘healthy’ competition,” says Valentine. “As more health and human services providers adopt the model, not only will they have clarity regarding their IT efforts but they’ll focus their energies on being the best organization they can be. Everyone wins when that happens.”

About Netsmart

Netsmart is healthcare’s largest post-acute EHR provider, and is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver coordinated, integrated, outcomes-based services and care. Netsmart serves more than 20,000 clients across all 50 states, resulting in approximately 450,000 users of its software and

technology solutions. Netsmart clients include mental health and addiction services agencies, health homes, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family services agencies, managed care organizations, and vital records offices.

Netsmart’s CareFabric™, a framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services, supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

Netsmart’s HIT Value Model™, a vendor-agnostic planning and measurement system, provides a path for health and human services organizations to evaluate where on the healthcare IT spectrum they should focus their efforts, the value associated with that strategic decision and a comparison with peer organizations nationwide.

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. For more information, visit www.everydaymatters.com

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

HIT Value Model and CareFabric are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

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