Thursday, January 10 | Interoperability, Legislative/Policy, Thought Leadership
Almost two years ago, the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) was signed into law. The intent of the Cures Act was to promote and fund the acceleration of research into preventing and curing serious illnesses, advance drug and medical device development, bring focus to the opioid epidemic and improve mental health service delivery. There are a number of provisions that push for greater interoperability, support for human services programs and the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs).
The Cures Act impacts nearly every aspect of healthcare, so we’re diving into the goals and intent to help you understand how your organization could be impacted and how to prepare. Today, we’ll tackle interoperability, which will be required to accomplish all of the goals of the Cures Act. Interoperability “describes the extent to which systems and devices can exchange data and interpret that shared data.” But to really be successful and achieve the desired outcomes, we need to go beyond basic interoperability and completely integrate individual clinical workflows.
Here are some examples of how we can influence change through interoperability.
Check out Part 2 of our series next week when we explore adoption of EHR systems in relation to the 21st Century Cures Act.
Expanding Access to Care for Better Public Health
Thursday, April 06 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Netsmart in the Community
Barriers to mental health and substance use services continue to be challenging, as the demand for care continues to rise. In fact, 28% of those seeking mental health care and 22% seeking substance use care are unable to find a conveniently located provider, which can be particularly difficult in rural areas. Hear three strategies public health organizations can implement to improve outcomes, boost access to services and increase staff satisfaction.More
Continuing the Conversation: Our Commitment to IDD
Tuesday, March 28 | Thought Leadership,Human Services,Netsmart in the Community
Our main focus this Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month has been to focus on recognizing individual abilities and advocating for equal opportunities in education, employment and helping these individuals to live productive, independent lives. By helping providers embrace technology to support IDD staff, they can focus on delivering person-centered care to individuals when and where they need them to live a truly meaningful life.More
Monday, March 20 | Thought Leadership,Human Services
SAMHSA's National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care provide key principles for youth crisis services to adopt, including addressing recovery needs, using trauma-informed care, and integrating family and youth peer support services.More