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Netsmart and Missouri Coalition for Behavioral Healthcare Announce Expansion of Partnership to Support Statewide Healthcare Home Program

Overland Park, Kan., Sept. 20, 2017Netsmart has been selected by the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare and its members as the new statewide care coordination and population health management partner to support all members of the coalition participating in the Healthcare Homes program.

In 2016, New Horizons, Truman Behavioral Health, along with Netsmart clients Tri-County, Compass Health and Ozark Center were selected to participate in a year-long pilot program to utilize Netsmart’s cloud-based solution to provide insights into the populations they serve as part of the Healthcare Homes program. The successful outcome of the pilot program led to the selection of the Netsmart population health management solution to support all Community Mental Health Center’s (CMHC) statewide. The solution provides nurse care managers with a tool that offers workflow friendly views of both physical and behavioral health data, as well as proactive alerts and auto-generated tasks to guide care.

“Before deploying the Netsmart solution, all of our data was in disparate systems,” said Rachelle Glavin, clinical director for the Missouri Coalition. “Now we have an aggregate data set that allows us to eliminate many previously manual and duplicative tasks. For example, we are now able to automate the calculation of risk for our population, leveraging both encounter and claims data to create a living risk profile for the attributed population.”

“The ability to utilize an intuitive role-based solution that helps prioritize and guide needed tasks by leveraging an extensive data set on our population, really helps drive efficiencies for our teams and improve outcomes for our consumers; which is key to thriving in a value-based care world,” said Compass CEO Tim Swinfard. “Netsmart has been a great partner to embark on this new program with and we believe that it is the right path to take to support the work of Missouri’s behavioral health providers.”

This innovative approach of implementing a statewide population management system across the state of Missouri is a critical step to improving the health of all persons across the state. Through this partnership, healthcare organizations can view more information about the consumer and gain insights into how to treat the whole person, so they can provide the best care possible at lower costs.

“As the leader in providing integrated care, we are excited to partner with the Missouri Coalition to connect CHMCs and further our collective journey toward total care coordination and population health management,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “The providers who have been involved in the Healthcare Homes program in Missouri are recognized as national leaders in implementing integrated care and we look forward to helping them accelerate their success.”

About Compass Health

Compass Health (www.compasshealthnetwork.org) is a nonprofit health care organization that provides a full continuum of behavioral health services as well as primary and dental health services throughout Missouri and Louisiana. Pathways Community Health, Crider Health Center and Royal Oaks Hospital form the Compass Health network. Together the agency serves more than 140,000 people annually in the areas of behavioral health, substance use treatment, prevention services, supportive housing services, community-based behavioral health support, school-based behavioral health support, primary care and dental services

About The Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare
The Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare (formerly Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers), founded in 1978, represents Missouri’s not-for-profit community mental health centers, as well as alcohol and addiction treatment agencies, affiliated community psychiatric rehabilitation service providers, and a clinical call center. Thirty-three member agencies staffed with more than 9,500 caring and qualified staff annually provide treatment and support services to approximately 250,000 clients.

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 www.ntst.com 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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