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Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services Signs Three-Year Contract Extension with Netsmart

County will implement Netsmart solutions for coordinated care, provider integration and secure data access and management

Overland Park, Kan., Oct. 22, 2013 – Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, today announced that it has been selected by the Sacramento County (Calif.) Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, for a multi-year contract. The contract extends an existing relationship between the two entities and expands the partnership with additional capabilities to support coordinated care.

Through the new contract, the county will implement the Netsmart CareConnect™ solution, which is designed to support integrated, coordinated care and interoperability for health and human services organizations. Initially, CareConnect will help the Sacramento County, Division of Behavioral Health, connect with their third-party lab service providers for sending and receipt of lab reports and orders. In the future, CareConnect will also support interoperability between the Division and its network of contracted providers.

The Division of Behavioral Health, which serves approximately 46,000 clients annually, will continue its use of Netsmart’s myAvatar CareRecord™ electronic health record (EHR), e-prescribing, and Plexus Cloud, Netsmart’s high-availability secure data and application hosting service. The county’s data and Netsmart applications are hosted by Netsmart in a secure, state-of-the-art hosting environment and can be accessed by authorized users anywhere with Internet access. Netsmart manages server maintenance, daily back-ups and updates to the operating system, database and application software.

“This contract extension speaks to the trust we’ve earned as Sacramento County’s partner for the past several years, and we look forward to working with their dedicated staff as they evolve toward an integrated model of care delivery,” said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. “Netsmart is the knowledge and technology partner of choice for nearly 30 California county behavioral and public health provider organizations, as well as many community and private behavioral health providers in California. This scale and scope of experience gives us the understanding required to work effectively within local and regional environments, and to support the unique California state mental health reporting and billing requirements.”

“We are confident this will benefit our customers,” said Lisa Sabillo, division manager, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.

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

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CareConnect, CareRecord, Plexus Cloud and CareFabric are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

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