Kelli Christman

MHMR of Tarrant County Selects Netsmart for Electronic Health Record Partner

Overland Park, Kan., Aug. 30, 2017 – Netsmart announced a new partnership with My Health My Resources of Tarrant County (MHMR) to create an integrated electronic health record (EHR) system across its health network for the third-largest county in Texas. Netsmart is an innovative healthcare technology provider that provides EHRs, health information exchange, data analytics, mobile clinical and engagement solutions for behavioral health, social services and post-acute communities.

MHMR is one of 39 community centers in Texas that provides services for mental health, child and family services, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and other related services. As the second-largest local community center in the state, MHMR will implement the Netsmart EHR platform across its organization in 2018 to connect healthcare data, analytics and billing services.

“It became clear very quickly that Netsmart was the right partner for our team,” said Susan Garnett, CEO of MHMR. “Not only do they bring an ONC certified system to the table, but their team has been heavily involved in health information policy to improve the lives of the people we serve. Our shared mission is to treat the whole person and to drive positive change for our staff, the people we serve and the community.”

Although Texas is not a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) pilot state participant, MHMR was certified as part of that process and is expected to implement features of the program to facilitate a range of mental health and SUD services for individuals with complex needs. This hybrid system utilizes components of the nine CCBHC requirements as a baseline for adapting their program into the Netsmart EHR network, which will hold local authorities in the county accountable for adhering to the proposed regulations. The state will be able to provide continuous quality care at lower costs, exchange data with healthcare systems across the continuum and provide reporting and analytics to measure performance.

As MHMR looks forward to their Meaningful Use attestation, the Netsmart system, through analytics and KPI dashboards, will make the process seamless.

“We’re excited to launch our journey with state organizations across Texas, starting with Tarrant County and its leadership,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “Their vision to treat the whole person through connected and coordinated care matches our mission, and we look forward to bringing these services to the state.”

About MHMR:

For nearly 50 years, MHMR has improved the lives of people with health care needs, such as substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, and intellectual delays and disabilities. Using innovative approaches, MHMR partners with individuals and families, and collaborates with other community organizations to provide services and a hopeful future.

About Netsmart

Netsmart is an innovative healthcare technology provider that provides electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchange, data analytics, mobile clinical and consumer engagement solutions for behavioral health, social services and post-acute communities. Our common platform, the CareFabric®, integrates seamlessly with the industry’s first-of-its-kind population management platform that uniquely focuses on community-based providers and supports transitions of care, bundles and value-based payment models.

We are passionate about integrating care across all aspects of a community, which is why the Netsmart ecosystem provides more than an EHR by offering the largest national HIE in the post-acute community to connect post-acute, social services and behavioral health organizations with their health systems and community provider partners.

Our more than 560,000 users in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. work together with our more than 1,350 Netsmart associates to connect communities and information across the care spectrum. Our technology ensures comprehensive data flows between behavioral health; addiction treatment; intellectual and developmental disabilities; child and family services; public health; long-term/post-acute care; home health; hospice; palliative care; private duty and vital records, to ensure providers have consistent and reliable information at their fingertips when it is needed.

The only thing constant in healthcare is change. Netsmart brings significant expertise working with behavioral health, social services and post-acute care communities, as well as the complex state and federal billing requirements unique to these communities. More importantly, we understand the importance of clinical adoption; training and support; regulatory compliance; and the need to connect to the rest of healthcare.

Our solutions and services are built with these challenges in mind and are designed to solve them so our clients can focus on what they do best: provide quality care to their communities. Our clients are strong advocates for those who don’t always have a voice, which is why Netsmart is dedicated to leading change within the industry by breaking down barriers to provide a person-centric and holistic view of each individual.

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

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, social services and post-acute organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories.

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