CEO Connection Leads To Business Link For Netsmart, Perceptive
Kansas City Business Journal story about Netsmart/Perceptive partnership
Health Homes More Than Repackaging Care Management
Read more in Monica Oss' article from Open Minds.
Accountable Care First, Integrated Care Second
Monica Oss shares perspective on Kevin Scalia's accountable care & health homes session at Open Minds.
Lessons Learned From The Health Home Trenches
Top 8 lessons learned from PSCH while in the health home trenches as told by Monica Oss from Open Minds.
From Campus To Cubical
Cover story highlighting how Netsmart's growth and success has led to an aggressive campus recruiting program to help hit hiring goals. Seen on Page 1
Tech executive: Similar forces compel vendor, provider deals
Netsmart EVP Kevin Scalia discusses the impact and challenges of health reform on behavioral health provider agencies and technology partners.Seen on Page 1
Seminar Highlights Online Opportunities
Netsmart EVP Kevin Scalia and Chief Clinical Office Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., gave a keynote presentation at the Ireland Health Service Executive's Mental Health and Information Technology conference. Seen on Page 2
Netsmart outlines “EHR-agnostic” knowledge platform
Article by Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief- Behavioral Healthcare Magazine
Feature article about Netsmart's plans for innovative cloud-based service that will help transform care through use of benchmarking and predictive analytics..
Netsmart Named One of 2012's Best Places to Work in Kansas City
Article by Suzanna Stagemeyer - Associate Editor-Online Content- Kansas City Business Journal
Each year, the Kansas City Business Journal names the area’s Best Places to Work based on input from the people who know best — the employees. They rate their companies based on team/manager effectiveness, retention probability, work engagement and whether they feel valued.
Beyond Evidence Based Research
Interview with Denny Morrison
How can behavioral health translate massive amounts of data into clinical best practices more quickly? Denny Morrison, Ph.D., Netsmart’s chief clinical officer, talks about the concept of practice-based evidence in this interview in the OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter, September 2012.
Netsmart appoints Morrison as first 'chief clinical officer'
Article/interview with Denny Morrison
by Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief
Already a major provider of electronic health record and related technology to the behavioral healthcare industry, Netsmart Technologies signaled its desire to speak with a more influential voice on “the clinical side” of the industry by appointing Dennis “Denny” Morrison, Ph.D., former CEO of Centerstone Research Institute (Bloomington, Ind.), as its first “Chief Clinical Officer.”
Netsmart Software Replaces Outdated Clinical System at Oregon State Hospital
(article in Oregon Statesman Journal, Jan. 23, 2010)
Agencies use technology to empower staff out in the community
by David Raths
The caseworkers at PDG Rehabilitation Services in Glen Burnie, Maryland, used to drive to a central office every morning to pick up their case files, then filled out forms with a pen as they visited clients throughout the day. At the end of each day they would return to the office to enter that data into a centralized computer system, or hand their forms off to someone else to enter.
“That became less and less efficient as the agency grew from 30 clients to more than 300,” recalls Sondra Tranen, executive director of PDG, which provides psychiatric and vocational rehabilitation services. more
Connected Care in a Connected World
Kevin Scalia, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Netsmart Technologies
Over the last several years, behavioral
healthcare providers have instituted
a variety of programs and initiatives
designed to improve access to and quality
of care for clients. These have taken
many forms, including “no wrong door,”“integrated client care” and others.
The reality is that care is becoming
more complex, and many behavioral
health providers believe they will never
have the funding they feel is required
to deliver the level of care they think
is truly needed. Trained to maximize
human potential, clinicians fi nd
themselves pushing paper instead of
serving clients in need. Therefore, a
breakthrough is required in the way
care is delivered. Connected care is
that breakthrough. For the past several
years, much of the discussion has been
around electronic health records. While
EHRs are critical to ensuring clinical
processes are automated, they may
not be enough.
The EHR is only the
foundation to a larger goal – to provide
In its simplest terms, connected care is
sharing clinical information within your organization,
with other care providers, and
with clients themselves — all in an effort
to provide the highest quality care.
Make Sure a Vendor Can Get the Job Done
Look for vendors with sufficient tools and practices to ensure a successful software implementation
by Carol Reynolds, PMP
The responsibility for software project implementation often resides with an organization's operations or information technology management areas. This is not only true in behavioral health and substance abuse organizations, but across other sectors as well.
What to Look for in Methadone Clinic Software
IT solutions can save time, produce better data and help with the bottom line
by David Blumenthal and Ray Stoddard
Directors of outpatient methadone clinics always are balancing costs against benefits. Because they need to manage within budgets, they must be absolutely certain that improvements will yield an appropriate return on investment (ROI). Today, many technology vendors are making their software solutions very affordable, creating new opportunities for methadone clinic directors to upgrade service delivery. As a result, this is an appropriate time to revisit the considerations for evaluating methadone clinic management software.
EMRs and Database Structures
What to consider as you tailor an electronic medical record to meet your organization's needs
by Lisabeth Haines, MD
Behavioral healthcare providers of all types are implementing electronic medical records (EMRs). Justifiably, much attention is being paid to issues of client/patient privacy, clinician work flow, and the EMR's impact on resources and procedures. A sometimes underemphasized element of EMR implementation is content design—how to capture and manage information. To be successful in their EMR deployments, organizations must devote adequate time and resources to designing an EMR that exploits the underlying database to advance the organization's goals, embody its culture, and execute its policies.