August 30, 2017

MHMR of Tarrant County Selects Netsmart for Electronic Health Record Partner

Netsmart Media Contact:
Vince Koehler

Overland Park, Kan., Aug. 30, 2017 – Netsmart announced a new partnership with My Health My Resources of Tarrant County (MHMR) to create an integrated electronic health record (EHR) system across its health network for the third-largest county in Texas. Netsmart is an innovative healthcare technology provider that provides EHRs, health information exchange, data analytics, mobile clinical and engagement solutions for behavioral health, social services and post-acute communities.

MHMR is one of 39 community centers in Texas that provides services for mental health, child and family services, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, and other related services. As the second-largest local community center in the state, MHMR will implement the Netsmart EHR platform across its organization in 2018 to connect healthcare data, analytics and billing services.

“It became clear very quickly that Netsmart was the right partner for our team,” said Susan Garnett, CEO of MHMR. “Not only do they bring an ONC certified system to the table, but their team has been heavily involved in health information policy to improve the lives of the people we serve. Our shared mission is to treat the whole person and to drive positive change for our staff, the people we serve and the community.”

Although Texas is not a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) pilot state participant, MHMR was certified as part of that process and is expected to implement features of the program to facilitate a range of mental health and SUD services for individuals with complex needs. This hybrid system utilizes components of the nine CCBHC requirements as a baseline for adapting their program into the Netsmart EHR network, which will hold local authorities in the county accountable for adhering to the proposed regulations. The state will be able to provide continuous quality care at lower costs, exchange data with healthcare systems across the continuum and provide reporting and analytics to measure performance.

As MHMR looks forward to their Meaningful Use attestation, the Netsmart system, through analytics and KPI dashboards, will make the process seamless.

“We’re excited to launch our journey with state organizations across Texas, starting with Tarrant County and its leadership,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “Their vision to treat the whole person through connected and coordinated care matches our mission, and we look forward to bringing these services to the state.”

About MHMR:

For nearly 50 years, MHMR has improved the lives of people with health care needs, such as substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, and intellectual delays and disabilities. Using innovative approaches, MHMR partners with individuals and families, and collaborates with other community organizations to provide services and a hopeful future.

About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best: provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they need it.

For 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 1,700 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative.

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Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories.