Substance abuse treatment costs the U.S. hundreds
of billions of dollars annually. This mammoth dollar
amount includes the cost of healthcare, funding of the
criminal justice system and lost productivity in the
It is also estimated that for every dollar spent in substance abuse treatment
programs, there can be as much as a $12 savings in these other areas.
Despite these staggering figures, access to substance abuse treatment is still a challenge for
many. Providers face reductions in funding and issues of insurance coverage parity,
all while the number of people needing substance abuse treatment rises. In addition, the requirement
to collaborate and share clinical data amongst agencies is ever increasing as
many substance abuse clients have a dual diagnosis and also require mental health
A review of your organization’s internal systems can help you provide the most effective
and cost-efficient services. As a result, you will understand how technology can dramatically
effect your ability to adapt to this challenging environment and you will be able to improve the lives of those you serve.
Netsmart offers a full range of substance abuse software solutions, including the most comprehensive practice
management system, Avatar
PM, and clinical solution,
CWS. These Netsmart solutions help to address key areas of concern in the industry, which include:
- Reduction of budgets and staffing
- Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of services
- Automation of clinical processes
- Compliance with emerging electronic health record
- Prescription and medication management
- Desire for flexible next-generation management systems
- Interest in applications that are tailored and easily
- Increase in requirements for data analysis and reporting
- Utiliziation of an addiction severity indicator (ASI) designed
specifically for substance abuse
Avatar Mobile is an optional module to Avatar PM and CWS that offers staff access to important decision-support tools away from the office. Electronic health records are
accessed and managed at the point of service, providing
the worker with vital information and eliminating the need to
re-enter service records and related data upon their return
to the office. Recording events at the time of their occurrence improves data accuracy, saves time and allows the work to focus on the person needing care, instead of the paperwork.
Netsmart offers a full range of methadone software solutions. For stand-alone clinics, Netsmart offers Addiction Management System (AMS). AMS is for agencies that do not require a billing engine. For clinics that are part of an integrated system, Netsmart offers a
practice management solution called Avatar
AM. Avatar AM is for agencies that require a billing engine, have multiple clinics or are part of a
larger delivery network.
Netsmart also offers Avatar MSO (a full features managed services solution), as well as CareNet (an ASP-based managed services solution designed specifically
for substance abuse).
Netsmart’s comprehensive Avatar software suite can also
as a hosted application, Avatar ASP, for organizations that want to eliminate
the need to maintain servers locally and reduce upfront costs.
In addition to practice management and clinical system, Netsmart offers other solutions to help you effectively manage your business. Avatar Executive Reporting System (ERS) is a powerful data warehouse environment and reporting infrastructure that helps resolve daily reporting requirements, while optimizing the Avatar system to convert data into actionable information and identify areas of improvement.
In addition, to help manage training needs and staff turnover issues, Netsmart
offers Netsmart University. Netsmart University is powered by Continued Learning, a comprehensive
suite of learning tools, including online classes, in-person classes and customized
Web portals to manage all corporate training to support accreditation
efforts, gain staff CEUs and assist in training new employees.
Netsmart has a deep understanding of the issues faced by substance abuse organizations.
Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion about your organization’s
unique challenges and requirements.