April 23, 2018

Netsmart myEvolv and Essentia EHRs ONC Health IT Certified via Drummond Group

Netsmart Media Contact:
Vince Koehler

Overland Park, Kan., April 23, 2018 -- Netsmart announced today that it has earned two Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module certifications from Drummond Group, an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) that has been empowered to test software for compliance with the requirements of the federal government’s program.

The stamp of approval designates that the software offers the functionality that enables eligible providers and hospitals to meet meaningful use requirements, qualifying these organizations to receive payments under the ongoing electronic health record (EHR) adoption program.

myEvolv and Essentia are the latest Netsmart EHRs that have met the requirements to achieve the ONC-Health IT 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certifications. The Netsmart EHR, myAvatar™, received ONC-Health IT certification last year and was the first behavioral health EHR to receive the certification.

Essentia and myEvolv, serve behavioral health and addiction treatment organizations, community health centers, and agencies for child, family and social services.

“For 50 years, we’ve made it our mission to provide behavioral health and social services organizations with technologies that help improve outcomes for the people they serve,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “This achievement confirms our dedication to developing future-forward software that positions our clients to be true leaders in healthcare.”

To earn the certification, Essentia and myEvolv were tested to be in accordance with applicable standards and certification criteria put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

With more than 15 years of testing experience across various industries, Drummond Group LLC (DG) brings a high-level of technical expertise to this process. Its healthcare experience also runs deep, having certified hundreds of EHRs since becoming an ACB in 2010.

The Netsmart EHR’s are cloud-based, front-to-back-office platforms that provide organizations with integrated clinical, financial and operational functions to deliver better care and outcomes.

This Health IT Module is 2015 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To see a demo of Essentia and myEvolv, Netsmart will be at the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference April 23-25.  

Certification information for Essentia:

Developer name: Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

Developer location: 4950 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211

Developer phone number: 800.842.1973

Developer website: www.ntst.com

Product name: Essentia 8.0

Date product was certified: Feb. 19, 2018

Unique certification number:

Modules tested: 170.315 (a) (1-15); (b)(1-6); (c)(1-4); (d)(1-9); (e)(1-3); (f)(1); (g)(2-9); (h)(1)

Clinical Quality Measures tested: 68v6; 127v5; 128v5; 137v5; 155v5; 161v5; 177v5

Additional software used: Dr First Rcopia

Certification information for myEvolv:

Developer name: Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

Developer location: 4950 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211

Developer phone number: 800.842.1973

Developer website: www. ntst.com

Product name: myEvolv®

Product version: Version 10.1

Date product was certified: Dec. 31, 2017

Unique certification number:

Clinical Quality Measures tested: 2v6; 68v6; 69v5; 117v5; 124v5; 125v5; 137v5

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 1,500 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.

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.

About Drummond Group LLC

Drummond Group LLC is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries.  In healthcare, Drummond Group LLC tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator Health IT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group LLC continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit https://www.drummondgroup.com.