Dave Kishler
Netsmart Technologies
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Netsmart’s myAvatar™ is First Health and Human Services-Focused EHR to Attain Modular ONC HIT 2014 Meaningful Use Certification

Company Continues to Lead Industry in Solutions and Advocacy for Meaningful Use

Overland Park, Kan., Sept. 12, 2013 Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, today announced that its myAvatar™ CareRecord™ solution is the first health and human services-focused Electronic Health Record (EHR) to attain Modular ONC HIT 2014 Meaningful Use certification.

The modular Ambulatory certification is the first step toward enabling providers purchasing or using the Avatar 2014 version of the myAvatar CareRecord and related required components to apply for ONC HIT 2014 Meaningful Use incentive funding based on use of a certified EHR.

The company is on schedule to attain full ONC HIT 2014 Meaningful Use certification for its myAvatar, TIER®, myEvolv™, CMHC/MIS and Insight™ CareRecords. These enterprise software solutions, in conjunction with Netsmart‘s order entry, e-prescribing, consumer Web portal and health information exchange (HIE) interoperability technology, will help behavioral health, addiction services, child and family services, I/DD and public health provider organizations take advantage of the significant funding provided for the Meaningful Use of EHRs.

“This new certification reflects our continued investment in clinical solutions that equip our clients to qualify for Meaningful Use incentive funding as they face an increasing demand for services with fewer financial resources,” said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. “We were the first behavioral health technology provider to offer a Complete certified EHR for Meaningful Use Stage 1 and continue to lead public policy efforts for passage of legislation by Congress to extend Meaningful Use funding eligibility to broader segments of providers.”

Testing for the Avatar 2014 modular certification was conducted by Drummond Group Inc., one of the ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs) for EHR certification named by the Office of the National Coordinator to provide Meaningful Use certification for EHR systems and applications.

Behavioral health organizations are currently eligible for Medicaid or Medicare Meaningful Use funds based on the number of Eligible Professionals (EPs), such as physicians and nurse practitioners, in their organizations, assuming the organization meets criteria for Meaningful Use of a certified EHR.

To learn more about how Netsmart can help health and human services organizations qualify for Meaningful Use incentives, visit

About Netsmart

Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, recovery-based care with Netsmart CareFabric™, 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 22,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people each year. Netsmart clients include mental health and substance use treatment agencies, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, vital records offices, and managed care organizations.

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. Organizations can also request grants for their cause or to help fund technology that advances the way care is delivered. For more information, visit

Learn more about how Netsmart and CareFabric are changing the face of healthcare today. Visit, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube

myAvatar, CareRecord, myEvolv, Insight and CareFabric are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
TIER is a registered trademark.

Certification Information

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Vendor:  Netsmart Technologies, Inc., Date Certified:  8/29/2013, Product Version:  Avatar 2014, Additional Software:  none, Certified Criteria:  170.314(a)(2,3,5,6,7,9,10,11,13,14,15); 170314(d)(1,5,6,9);  174.314(g) (2,3,4), Price Transparency: The additional costs beyond the initial EHR purchase/upgrade in order for an EP, EH, or CAE to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures under the program are: All modules required for MU Stage 2, Subscriptions (recurring), Maintenance (recurring), Implementation Services (one time)

*A certification that is issued to an integrated bundle of EHR Modules shall be treated the same as a certification issued to a Complete EHR except that it must also indicate each EHR Module that comprises the bundle;

*A certification issued to a Complete EHR or EHR Module based on applicable certification criteria adopted by the ONC at subpart C of this part must be separate and distinct from any other certification(s) based on other criteria or requirements.


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