Dave Kishler
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Netsmart TIER® CareRecord™ is Third Netsmart Post-Acute EHR to Attain Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification

Company continues to lead post-acute EHR Meaningful Use certification  

Overland Park, Kan., Jan. 24, 2014 Netsmart today announced it has attained ambulatory Complete EHR, 2014 Edition (Meaningful Use Stage 2) certification for TIER® version 8.0 solution.

Certification of the TIER CareRecord follows earlier Meaningful Use Stage 2 complete certification of Netsmart’s myAvatar™ and myEvolv™ CareRecords.

Netsmart continued the development of the TIER CareRecord after its acquisition of Lisle, Illinois-based Sequest Technologies, Inc. in October 2011. Since that time, TIER’s capabilities have expanded to include enhanced e-prescribing, interoperability and consumer connectivity capabilities. In addition, TIER now contains Guardiant™ decision support tools to assist organization in proactively monitoring the health of their EHR environment.

Bill Connors, MSW, president and chief executive officer of Sequest at the time of the acquisition, joined Netsmart as senior vice president and general manager and continues to lead the company’s strategy and planning for behavioral health and addiction services.

“We are committed to preparing our clients for the coordinated care, pay-for-performance, outcomes-based environment that is now a reality,” said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. “Part of that commitment is the ongoing investment of dollars and resources required to provide our clients with CareRecords that go above and beyond the basic clinical capabilities required by Meaningful Use Stage 2.”

Stage 1 Complete and Modular Meaningful Use certification expired for all vendors on December 31, 2013, so they must successfully pass 2014 certification requirements for their users to continue to qualify for Meaningful Use incentive funds. In addition to myAvatar, myEvolv and TIER, Netsmart is on schedule to attain Complete EHR, 2014 Edition compliant certification for its CMHC/MIS and Insight™ CareRecords.

Behavioral health, addiction treatment, I/DD, child and family, public health, and other health and human services providers 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.

Certification testing for myEvolv 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.

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

TIER is a registered trademark.

CareRecord, myAvatar, myEvolv, Guardiant, Insight and CareFabric are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

Certification Information

This Complete EHR 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:  (update), Product Version:  TIER version 8.0, Additional Software:  (update) Impriva & MedlinePlus Connect, 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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