Kevin Allen



From Cumbersome to Collaborative -- New York Mental Health, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment Providers Get Partner in Record Standardization

Netsmart continues to demonstrate client commitment with myAvatar™ and myEvolv™ NYSCRI certification

Overland Park, Kan., August 21 2014 – It’s difficult to compare outcomes or improve care through collaboration when your state’s mental health, alcoholism and substance abuse treatment providers use 1,810 different assessment plans and 2,100 varieties of treatment styles. That’s exactly what New York was dealing with before leaders in those respective fields came together to create the New York State Clinical Record Initiative (NYSCRI). Now Netsmart -- the nation’s largest provider of behavioral health information technology solutions – has obtained NYSCRI certification for its myAvatar™ and myEvolv™ CareRecord™ electronic health record (EHR) solutions.

“As New York behavioral health and substance use treatment providers move from paper to electronic health records, they can feel confident they’re adhering to the requirements of payers and providers,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “More importantly, they’ll be working within a framework aimed at improving care for their clients.”

Ninety-three different New York providers – from health homes to hospitals to treatment centers – use myAvatar™ or myEvolv™ to integrate care and optimize organizational efficiencies. “While the certification is voluntary, it provides the critical functionality our clients need, streamlining their workflows and maximizing their ability to improve outcomes.”

Created specifically for health and human services provider organizations, myAvatar and myEvolv are certified EHRs that support, improve and integrate the care delivery process seamlessly across all levels of care.

New York State’s health system serves more than 700,000 people every year through inpatient and outpatient programs, to emergency, residential and family care programs. NYSCRI was created by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). It first launched as a pilot program on Long Island. NYSCRI documentation is now available statewide.

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 clients include mental health and addiction services agencies, health homes, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, managed care organizations, and vital records offices.

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.

Learn more about how Netsmart and the CareFabric solution 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, myEvolv, CareRecord and CareFabric are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.



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