Netsmart Partners with LA County to Provide EHR Software for Los Angeles Contract Behavioral Providers

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) launched the Integrated Behavioral Health Information System (IBHIS). We are proud to partner with LACDMH by providing and hosting IBHIS. This behavioral health software solution is LACDMH’s comprehensive clinical, administrative and financial information system used to coordinate behavioral health services for a county with a population of nearly 10 million.

To support LACDMH’s focus on interoperability, we created the LACDMH Essentials EHR-packaged solution for contract behavioral health providers in the County of Los Angeles. The solution uses the county’s well-defined requirements as the baseline for this system’s features and functions. Built on our CareRecord™ platform, it:

  • Delivers a pre-configured system
  • Uses the electronic data exchange mechanisms established by IBHIS
  • Includes the clinical forms required by the county for providers.

By pre-configuring the system, implementation time is minimized, providing a lower cost of ownership for contract providers.

Utilizing our LACDMH Essentials solution lets you take advantage of the convenience and continuity of utilizing the technology provider managing both the county’s system and a tightly integrated electronic health record provider. And, it extends beyond LACDMH to other types of programs and payers, including primary care, community mental health, wraparound, group homes, day treatment, education, transition age youth, residential, and more.

The LACDMH Essentials solution also includes the following benefits:

  • 2014 ONC HIT certified
  • Hosted in our state-of-the-art data center which includes Disaster Recovery and Failover
  • Seamless connectivity to Health Information Exchanges
  • Integration with primary care and other health systems
  • Benchmarking and Analytics

We’re pleased to be the behavioral health solutions partner of knowledge and technology for many county-based behavioral health systems in California. Together these behavioral health organizations, reach millions of people each day. Working together, we have the strategic vision and behavioral health solutions to connect the dots toward a nationwide system of coordinated, integrated healthcare…truly treating the "whole person."

Contact us for more information on the LACDMH Essentials electronic health record software solution for behavioral health providers.