Automate your agency's clinical practices and establish the foundation for an electronic medical record.
One of the most notable medical advances of the 21st
century will be the application of information technology
to healthcare. Although the concept of using technology
to improve healthcare has existed for many decades, an emerging national health
information infrastructure will enable all segments of the healthcare system,
including behavioral health and public health, to interact seamlessly as they facilitate
safe, high quality care for consumers.
Automating clinical practices and providing
electronic access to records will be a key element of
this technological transformation. With a focus on improving
quality, containing cost and assuring client safety,
Netsmart Technologies’ Clinical
Solutions are applicable to all stages of clinical automation
in large and small provider organizations.
of software, business services and partner technologies
address an organization’s
immediate and long term clinical requirements while building
the foundation, processes and infrastructure toward a
comprehensive electronic medical record vision and
- Improves quality of care and client safety
efficiency and reduces costs through improved documentation and clinical records management
real-time access to clinical information
- Increases productivity,
which results in more clients served
- Establishes the foundation
for an effective, integrated EHR strategy
Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
The success of an EMR is closely tied
to the ability of an organization to effectively
transition the majority of their
from paper-based systems to
while still maintaining staff productivity.
award-winning EMR solution, Avatar CWS, integrates
the clinical tools necessary for an interdisciplinary
approach to services delivery, including: Treatment/Care Planning, Individual and Group Progress
Notes, Assessments, Nursing Reports and Workflow
Management. In addition, the EMR supports electronic
views of laboratory results and other interdepartmental
data and has optional features such as MDS entry/tracking,
computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and pharmacy
integration including polypharmacy and drug switching.
This integration of software and services
facilitates the creation of effective treatment
plans, provides justification of medical necessity,
and satisfies requirements of accreditation organizations
like CARF and JCAHO.
An e-Prescribing solution
is a key technology within Netsmart’s clinical solution set and a major component
of an electronic health record (EHR). Avatar
e-Prescribing is an innovative electronic prescribing
service built for behavioral health enabling physicians
and practitioners to send prescriptions and refills
to pharmacies in seconds.
The Netsmart e-Prescribing solution is provided
as an application service provider (ASP) service
to allow users
with access to the system from any
computer or tablet PC with an internet connection.
Features of the solution allow physicians and nurse
practitioners to write legible prescriptions and
approve refills securely and electronically
all pharmacies. Additional point of care key
include – check drug-to-drug interactions,
drug-to-allergy interactions, patient eligibility, formulary,
prescription renewal and extensive reporting capabilities
designed specifically for
a behavioral healthcare organization. The
solution provides prescribing physicians and pharmacists
with a secure, effective way to reduce the chance of
medication errors, while also expediting
the process and lowering overhead costs.
For organizations using other
practice management and clinical software, Netsmart
offers Infoscriber, an
e-Prescribing solution that can be integrated
The Netsmart Mobile solution,
based on a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA),
is an advanced option within Netsmart Technologies’ suite of products that offers access
to case management data, case notes and other important
decision-support tools away from the office. Electronic
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. The
Mobile solution brings the electronic medical record
the care giver or clinician in the field, supporting
an integrated view to critical information.
Netsmart Technologies offers methadone software
solutions for both stand-alone clinics, Addiction
Management Systems, or as part of an integrated
system with our practice management solution, Avatar
AM, for the monitoring and administering of methadone
and other controlled substances, all with complete
identity verification. Eliminating the inefficient
manual processes associated with methadone dispensing, the Netsmart methadone software solution completes all statutory
reporting requirements automatically. Reducing
the time taken to dispense methadone to less than
a minute provides for an attractive business opportunity
via an increase in patient numbers with no additional
resources, and with full integration with the dispensing
The Service Authorization
component of Netsmart’s
managed care solutions, Avatar MSO, is suited for payer
organizations that act as the initial contact for the
client. With the trend toward service integration and “no
wrong door” access, Netsmart’s ability
to make data available at any point in the treatment
process is critical.
Netsmart enables an organization to evaluate
necessity through a series of upfront
processes, validate eligibility, establish
the initial goals and treatment plan, and recommend
an appropriate provider for service delivery. Providers
are matched with clients based upon clinical specialty,
location, network status and other relevant factors.
This provides an efficient clinical decision-making
method for initial and ongoing treatment, plus
additional service authorizations.
Technologies also offers the ability for providers
to enroll new clients and enter authorization requests
with CareLink. The provider-enabled solution can
be used with CareNet, Netsmart’s managed services ASP
solution for substance abuse organizations,
or the managed services software application, Avatar MSO.
Netsmart has software solutions for all sizes and types of public health departments, from City and County Health Departments to the largest Statewide Public Health Systems.
For City and County Public Health Departments, Netsmart’s Insight software supports the programs central to public health, including immunizations, adult health, family planning, STD, tuberculosis, lab, records and case management, appointment scheduling, electronic medical records, and HIPAA-compliant patient billing.
State Public Health Departments also have the choice of Avatar PH, a software platform solution built upon the Avatar product suite
Netsmart Public Health’s Vital Records System (VRS) is a complete vital records management system to automate state or local vital records departments. VRS is designed to address the entire business operation of the vital records office, from data entry and statistical processing to fee collection and accounting.