Kevin Allen

Michelle Michaud

Netsmart Partners with Speech Understanding™ Technology Provider M*Modal to Boost Clinical Documentation Efficiency

Providers can navigate their Netsmart EHR using their voice

Overland Park, Kan., Feb. 29, 2016 – Capturing spoken dictation and turning it into text and structured data can help clinicians save time, money and improve the quality of clinical documentation. Netsmart is partnering with M*Modal to do just that. The leading provider of post-acute electronic health records for health and human services is integrating M*Modal Fluency Direct®, a cloud-based, top-ranking front-end speech recognition solution, into Netsmart solutions.

“Streamlining workflows so users can conversationally create, review, edit and sign clinical notes is the future of EMRs,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “Our partnership with M*Modal brings together two market leaders to create the first voice-integrated behavioral health EMR, offering significant efficiencies in health and human services clinical documentation.”

Prior to this agreement, behavioral health providers only had the opportunity to purchase off-the-shelf voice recognition solutions to be used by select individuals within an organization. The integration of M*Modal Fluency Direct with Netsmart CareRecords™ leverages economies of scale for an organization while more closely matching the workflows of behavioral health providers.

“The goal of this partnership is to better support behavioral health clinicians by enabling them to create higher-quality, more comprehensive and efficient clinical documentation,” said Michael Finke, president at M*Modal. “This collaboration will significantly enhance the overall physician documentation experience and free up clinicians to spend more time with their patients.”

The agreement between Netsmart and M*Modal represents a multi-phase effort to not only streamline clinical documentation, but create a system that provides valuable, real-time feedback and insightful analytics.

“KVC Hospitals is excited to be among the early adopters of integrated M*Modal speech recognition technology within Netsmart solutions,” said James Roberson, vice president of Program Services. “Integrating new technologies into our services is key to moving behavioral health as an industry forward. Speech recognition will decrease data entry time for our doctors, therapists and other staff, giving them more time to do what they do best: provide quality psychiatric treatment and excellent patient care.”

About M*Modal

M*Modal is a leading healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records (EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As one of the largest clinical transcription service providers in the U.S., with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding™ technology and data analytics that enable physicians and clinicians to include the context of their patient narratives into electronic health records in a single step, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care. For more information, please visit, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About Netsmart

Netsmart provides technology and expertise to help health and human services providers deliver effective, outcomes-based services and care to more than 25 million persons nationwide. Netsmart clients include 450,000 users in 20,000 in organizations across all 50 states. Netsmart clients include mental health and addiction services agencies, health homes, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services, child and family services agencies, managed care organizations and vital records offices.

Netsmart’s CareFabric®, a framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services, supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

Netsmart’s HIT Value Model™, a vendor-agnostic planning and measurement system, provides a path for health and human services organizations to evaluate where on the healthcare IT spectrum they should focus their efforts, the value associated with that strategic decision and a comparison with peer organizations nationwide.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® 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

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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