October 11, 2021

Netsmart and Clients Share Insights and Demonstrate Innovative Technology at AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo

Netsmart Media Contact:
Vince Koehler


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 11, 2021— Netsmart announced today that several clients and AJ Peterson, vice president and general manager will be presenting on emerging topics that include virtual care, mental health, CMS requirements and using technology to drive operations and outcomes at the 72nd Annual American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) 2021 Convention and Expo Oct. 10-13 in Washington D.C.

At booth 522, convention attendees can learn about the Netsmart CareFabric technology solutions and services that enable care coordination between providers across the healthcare ecosystem. Displayed in the Netsmart booth will be myUnity®, the industry’s first person-centered electronic health record (EHR). myUnity offers a full-continuum platform that provides a single comprehensive health record across skilled nursing, assisted living, home care and hospice, independent living and palliative care settings. The platform connects clinical, operational and financial workflows into one solution, driving efficiencies that make it easier for clinicians and staff to deliver quality care.

As part of the CareFabric platform, Netsmart will also showcase the Simple portfolio of solutions including SimpleAnalyzer™, SimpleConnect™ and SimplePBJ™ offerings. The solution suite is comprised of an interactive Five-Star planner, predictive analytics dashboard, real-time quality measures, survey reports, PDPM analytics/benchmarking and Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting. Attendees can stop by booth 417 to receive demonstrations on ways these offerings are leveraging predictive analytics to help organizations improve their outcomes and quality performance ratings. 

The Expo Hall will be open for attendees Monday, October 11, 11:30 AM-3:00 PM, ET and Tuesday, October 12, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, ET. Attendees can explore solutions across the Netsmart CareFabric platform as well as hear how leveraging advanced interoperability capabilities can inform and automate the intake process, improve occupancy rates, drive better care coordination and service delivery, and enable advanced analytics and outcomes tracking.

“We are thrilled to be able to reunite with post-acute care providers during such a critical time,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “As the healthcare ecosystem continues to evolve the Netsmart CareFabric platform is helping clients digitize and integrate their operations across a variety of functions. Networking and educational events like the AHCA/NCAL convention allow post-acute providers to collaborate, learn and exchange best practices to position themselves today and in the future.”

Educational sessions will deliver insight and perspectives on topics at the forefront of the post-acute care industry, including COVID-19 recovery, workforce strategy, technology and infection control, among others. Netsmart expert, AJ Peterson and client industry-leaders will speak in a variety of sessions throughout the four-day event.

Sunday, Oct. 10

The Silver Quality Award: How-to, Tools, and Resources Presbyterian Homes and Services Leadership Institute Dean, Cathy Bergland, MBA, NHA, will give an overview of the demands of the Silver criteria and scoring system and exemplify how an organization would respond effectively to the criteria.

The Gold Quality Award: How-to, Tools, and Resources & Consultations – Maryruth Butler, President at Cascadia Healthcare will join members of the Quality Award panel of judges to discuss the criteria, organizational improvements of the award, identifying potential gaps and current organizational systems and processes.

Monday, Oct. 11

Connecting the Dots: Social Isolation, Trauma-Informed Care and Elder Abuse Carolyn Eichberg, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Independent Consultant at Charles E. Smith Life Communities will join a panel to discuss elder abuse screening and identify best practices and resources to increase connectivity and healing for socially isolated older and vulnerable adults.

Interprofessional Practice Competencies: A Catalyst for Person-Centered CareHillcrest Health Services Director of Education and Quality, Anna Fisher, Ph.D., will review evidence-based updates to person-centered care, and demonstrate the value of interprofessional practice competencies. The session attendees will use existing CMS care requirements and build a sample facility action plan with the tools provided for all staff in diverse health care settings.

Healthcare Digitization in Practice: Making Virtual Care a Reality - Mark Plunkett, Director of Information Technology at Maple Knoll Communities and AJ Peterson, Vice President and General Manager at Netsmart will share the vital role played by an immersive telehealth platform during COVID-19. In this virtual session, the speakers will identify successful strategies for implementation of telehealth hardware and software solutions.

Attendees are encouraged to stop by the Netsmart booth 522 and the Simple booth 417 at the AHCA/NCAL 2021 Conference and Expo to meet with a Netsmart expert or schedule a live demonstration to learn more about technology and tools that are enabling providers to achieve success in post-acute care.






About Netsmart

Netsmart, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) technology and services solutions, designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchanges (HIEs), analytics and telehealth 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 the human services and post-acute care (which is comprised of home care and hospice and senior living) markets. 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 more than 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL. Our more than 2,400 associates work hand-in-hand with our 680,000+ users at our clients across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative. Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads Blog, LinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube. 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.