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Integrated Care: Uniting Physical and Behavioral Health with One Vision

Ian Laster, Director & GM, Integrated Care

Friday, May 31 | Human Services,Thought Leadership,Care Coordination,Value-based Care

Integrated care is the future, and visionary healthcare organizations are joining forces to make it happen. Learn the key drivers behind this shift, considerations for organizations on the path to whole-person care and the infrastructure needed to support this growth.

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Medi-Cal Enhancements and How Netsmart Can Help

California CARE Court: Simplifying the Complex. Serving the Most Vulnerable.

AJ Peterson, SVP and GM, CareGuidance

Thursday, May 02 | EHR Solutions and Operations,Interoperability,Legislative/Policy

Recently, the state of California has been making enhancements to Medi-Cal, in order to address issues like mental health, substance use and homelessness for at-risk populations. This blog will focus on CARE Court, a new program that seeks to treat people with severe mental illness within their communities and keep them off the streets. What do you need to know to implement CARE Court? AJ Peterson shares the details.

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IDD Leadership Summit

The IDD Summit Part 3: Expert Panel on Workforce Satisfaction

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services Strategy

Friday, April 26 | Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration,Thought Leadership

Workforce Management is a critical issue facing IDD organizations. At our last IDD Summit, we invited an expert panel of leaders from Merakey, Integral Care and Youth Consultation Services, to share their innovative strategies for reducing staff turnover and increasing retention.

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Making EveryDayMatter: Celebrating National Volunteer Month

Wendy Hill, Chief People Officer

Monday, April 22 | Netsmart Life,Cause Connected,Netsmart in the Community,Netsmart Culture

Wendy Hill sheds light on the importance of volunteering and how finding ways to express our cause-connected mindset provides us the opportunity to grow and learn from one another. Through the EveryDayMatters program, Netsmart encourages associates to engage with charitable organizations, fostering a culture of giving back and making a meaningful impact in communities nationwide.

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ANCOR Advanced Automation

ANCOR Recap: Advanced Automation

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services Strategy

Friday, April 19 | EHR Solutions and Operations,Human Services,Revenue Cycle/Billing,Thought Leadership

In this recap of our presentation at ANCOR, I'm joined by IDD and technology experts to discuss advanced automation––and how it can empower DSPs to better serve the IDD community.

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Survey Success: Proactive Strategies for Hospice Survey Preparedness and Response

Dawn Cheek, Director, Clinical Consulting, McBee

Thursday, April 18 | EHR Solutions and Operations,Legislative/Policy,Post-Acute Care,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

Staying up to date with survey processes in hospice care helps you work towards ensuring quality, safety and operational efficiency. The year 2023 brought significant changes to the hospice survey landscape, with implications that resonate into 2024.

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IDD Leadership Summit

The IDD Summit Part 2: Partnership and Innovation

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services Strategy

Wednesday, April 17 | EHR Solutions and Operations,Partnerships and Collaboration,Human Services

In part two of our series leading up to the second annual IDD Summit, Tricia Zerger recaps additional highlights from last year's event. This installment will focus on strategies for partnership and innovation.

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Medi-Cal Enhancements and How Netsmart Can Help

Medi-Cal Enhancements for at-Risk Populations: What Does it Mean for Providers?

Julie Hiett, VP and GM, Population Health

Friday, April 05 | Legislative/Policy,Care Coordination,Human Services

Two programs are at the forefront of behavioral health in California: Enhanced Care Management/Community Supports and CARE Court. These are significant advancements to Medi-Cal and are expected to yield improved care outcomes. What do providers need to know?

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AI Before AI

Tom Herzog, Chief Operating Officer

Friday, March 29 | Thought Leadership,Cause Connected,EHR Solutions and Operations

As the healthcare industry propels into a new era of tech-enabled advancements, the conversation surrounding Artificial Intelligence shifts to an immediate focus on Augmented Intelligence, marking a pivotal moment in our journey toward transformative healthcare practices.

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Celebrating individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

A World of Opportunities: Celebrating Developmental Disability Awareness Month

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services Strategy

Friday, March 29 | Netsmart in the Community,Human Services

At Netsmart, we celebrate individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities all year, with technology to support person-centered care in a range of settings, using tools for community activities and helping individuals meet their self-determined goals.

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Care Coordination

Population Health and the Power of Data

AJ Peterson, SVP and GM, CareGuidance

Thursday, March 28 | Thought Leadership,Care Coordination,Interoperability

How can states centralize data into one view to improve care coordination and population health management? In this webinar, Netsmart partners from two states and a representative from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing discuss the technology and strategy they use to improve outcomes.

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The IDD Summit

The IDD Summit Part 1: Strategic Planning and Legislative Updates

Tricia Zerger, Senior Director, Human Services Strategy

Tuesday, March 26 | Care Coordination,EHR Solutions and Operations,Human Services,Partnerships and Collaboration

As we prepare for the second annual IDD Summit, Tricia Zerger recaps key takeaway's from last year's event in a new blog series. This post will focus on tips for strategic development, as well as important IDD legislation in Congress to watch.

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Social Work Breaks Barriers

Julie Ingram, VP, Client Development

Friday, March 22 | Cause Connected,Netsmart Culture,Netsmart Life

In celebration of National Social Work Month, Julie Ingram, MSW, VP of Client Development, Public Sector, Counties, reflects on how the values she learned as a social worker align with Netsmart and the work she does for our clients every day.

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Advanced Automation: Optimizing your Workforce for Satisfaction and Success

Jen Gray, Director, Solution Consulting

Monday, March 18 | Thought Leadership,Human Services

Jonah Cunningham, President & CEO of NACBHDD, and Virginia Gabby, Executive Director of Program Development at Merakey, share how organizations are improving onboarding processes, streamlining recruitment and even using breakthrough technology such as AI documentation and ABA/Behavior Tracking workflow integration. The result? Better IDD workforce management and retention.

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How Technology Supports Value-Based Care in Home and Community-Based Services

Ashley Hartwigsen, Director, Post-Acute Client Strategy

Monday, March 18 | Care Coordination,EHR Solutions and Operations,Post-Acute Care,Thought Leadership,Value-based Care

Value-based care is a rapidly growing initiative in the healthcare industry designed to focus on the value provided to a patient through quality of care, provider performance, and patient experience.

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