Kelli Christman

Netsmart Demonstrates Connectivity at #HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase™

Overland Park, Kan., Feb. 20, 2017 – Netsmart is again participating in The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ to demonstrate the real-world use case where provider collaboration supports a patient across the entire care continuum, driving toward true integrated care. According to HIMSS, the Interoperability Showcase displays, in real-time, the exchange and use of data through interoperability profiles and standards that are currently being applied in today’s healthcare ecosystem.

The Interoperability Showcase this year follows Mary Sanderson, a fictional 21-year-old student, through the care continuum and highlights the importance of connected information across multiple care venues. Mary is suspected of opioid abuse following numerous visits to urgent care centers in different cities where she sought treatment for multiple chronic care conditions. The example walks visitors through Mary’s journey and shows how different healthcare IT vendors are sharing vital information to improve patient outcomes.

Netsmart joins MEDITECH, NextGen, eClinicalWorks, Surescripts and Epic in this use case within the interoperability showcase. Often patients receive care from disparate provider networks, which creates a gap in care across multiple care settings. Netsmart, alongside other healthcare IT vendors, are leveraging interoperability tools to bridge the technology gap and provide a longitudinal view of the patient.

“We all know the importance of sharing data in a connected healthcare system, but when it comes to connecting human services to acute and post-acute it becomes even more vital,” said AJ Peterson, GM and VP of Netsmart’s interoperability strategy. “When a care team is caring for an individual with multiple chronic conditions, including substance use or behavioral health, the integration of clinical data that is captured outside of a traditional primary care setting becomes even more relevant to the treatment and care of that individual. Netsmart is committed to strengthening this integration of communities across the healthcare ecosystem.”

Join us at #HIMSS17 in Orlando, Feb. 20 – 22. Stop by the Interoperability Showcase and the Netsmart booth #967.

About Netsmart

Netsmart is the largest technology provider connecting behavioral health and post-acute care with all of healthcare. Netsmart is passionate about integrating care across all aspects of a community. As a leader in healthcare, we know that healthcare doesn’t always happen in a traditional clinical setting so we’re committed to working alongside our clients to innovate the most effective and intuitive technology possible. Our clients are strong advocates for those that don’t always have a voice, which is why Netsmart is dedicated to leading change within the industry by breaking down barriers to provide a holistic view of each individual.

Our more than 500,000 users in more than 24,000 organizations across the U.S. work together with Netsmart’s 1,250 associates to connect communities and information across the care spectrum. Our technology ensures comprehensive data flows between behavioral health; addiction treatment; intellectual and developmental disabilities; child and family service; public health; long-term/post-acute care; home health; hospice; palliative care; private duty and vital records, to ensure providers have consistent and reliable information at their fingertips when it is needed.

The only thing constant in healthcare is change. Netsmart brings significant expertise working with human services and post-acute care providers, state billing requirements and healthcare technology to these communities. More importantly, we understand the importance of clinical adoption; training and support; regulatory compliance; and the need to connect to the rest of healthcare. Our solutions and services are built with those challenges in mind and are designed to solve them so our clients can focus on what they do best: provide quality care to their communities.

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

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