Kevin Allen



Netsmart and Allscripts Collaborate on Integrated Solutions

Leaders in behavioral health and acute care technologies to bring combined strengths to wide variety of health care settings

Overland Park, Kan., August 14, 2014 – Two leading health care technology companies have announced they will collaborate to develop integrated solutions for providers in an increasingly interconnected health care environment.

Netsmart and Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) will partner to help ensure integrated care is achieved for all heath communities. This collaboration will focus on further enhancing clinical workflows, optimizing outcomes and reducing costs.

Netsmart and Allscripts share clients that use the Allscripts Sunrise™ electronic health record (EHR) for physical health and the Netsmart myAvatar™ CareRecord™ EHR for behavioral health.

One collaborative initiative will enable Allscripts Sunrise users to view behavioral health records within an Allscripts Sunrise workflow, and myAvatar users to view physical health records in a myAvatar workflow. These capabilities will help lead to improved care, a streamlined user experience for clinicians and reduced costs.

A second initiative will integrate Netsmart’s behavioral EHRs with Allscripts ambulatory EHR platforms.  This will allow for improved care coordination for the 26 percent of the population who will have a mental illness diagnosis this year. 

“Health care providers need innovative, pragmatic technology partners that can equip them to grow and thrive as they serve increasingly diverse clients in complex settings,” said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. ”Allscripts and Netsmart are well-positioned to equip providers with scalable solutions so they can focus on their own core growth and serve their clients in a coordinated care environment.”

Providing services and solutions to complement the communities each organization represents is a starting point of this collaboration. In addition, both Allscripts and Netsmart have made and will continue to make investments to further their open systems strategies. This will include optimizing cloud infrastructures to better coordinate care and leverage efficiencies to make innovative technologies available for all.

“For more than 46 years, Netsmart has been committed to innovative solutions that go beyond interoperability to integration, providing real time contextual and relevant data for any point of view. This partnership further underscores our commitment to open systems, driving our collective communities to true person-centric care,” said Valentine.

Netsmart offers EHR, billing and care coordination solutions for behavioral health, addiction treatment, child/family services and other social service providers. Netsmart is also the knowledge and technology partner for broader coordinated care initiatives, including behavioral health-centered health homes and health information exchanges (HIEs).

Allscripts is a leading provider of enterprise systems for integrated delivery networks, physician practice systems, interoperability and population health management.

About Netsmart

Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, outcomes-based care with Netsmart’s CareFabric™ solution, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

More than 23,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart solutions to help improve the quality of life for more than 25 million people each day.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for behavioral and public health organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. For more information, visit

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