October 14, 2019

Netsmart Post-Acute Experts and Clients to Share Insight, Expertise at AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo

Netsmart Media Contact:
Vince Koehler


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 14, 2019 — Netsmart announced today that several clients and Netsmart post-acute leaders will be presenting at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) 2019 Convention and Expo on hot topics that include assuming risk, integrated care, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) and using technology to improve operations and census. 

At booth 1617, convention attendees will learn about Netsmart technology solutions and services that enable care coordination between providers across the healthcare ecosystem. Featured in the booth will be Netsmart 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, independent living and home care settings. It provides one care plan and one bill, making it easy to converge clinical, operational and financial workflows – all of which improve the resident experience. Visitors at the Netsmart booth can also explore solutions beyond the EHR that are designed to optimize operations, improve care delivery and report outcomes such as interoperability, referral management and analytics.

“It is both an exciting and overwhelming time for post-acute care providers,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “There are so many things to consider from a regulatory, technological, operational and care delivery perspective. Events like the AHCA/NCAL convention allow post-acute providers to collaborate, learn and exchange best practices to prepare for today and beyond.”

Educational sessions will deliver insight and perspectives on topics at the forefront of the post-acute care industry, including the recently-launched PDPM, workforce strategy, technology, documentation and pain management, among others. Netsmart experts and clients will speak in a variety of sessions throughout the four-day event.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Information Technology Executive Panel – Netsmart Senior Living Vice President, Dennis Jakubowicz, joins other healthcare IT leaders in a panel discussion focusing on items that throttle or advance interoperability and the electronic exchange of health information in LTPAC settings.

Monday, Oct. 14

Updating the Facility Assessment to Reflect PDPM and the ROP Phase 3 - Peggy Connorton, LNFA, national director of skilled nursing operations at Covenant Retirement Communities will discuss how facility assessments are evolving under an ever-changing environment with regulatory and payment changes, along with sharing practical tips helping organizations manage risk.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Workforce Challenges for Discussion for LTC Providers – Connorton will participate in a panel discussion where participants will dive into workforce obstacles and challenges and how to overcome them.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Smart Documentation: How It Impacts Quality, Payment and Litigation - Cantex Continuing Care Network Senior Director of Reimbursement and Rehabilitation, Angela Smith, OTR, RAC-CT will join the conversation surrounding the power of documentation and discuss best practices for accurately capturing care.

Opioid Use: What Do We Do and How? - Hillcrest Health Services Director of Quality and Education, Anna Fisher, DHA, CMDCP, CDP will join in the conversation with other experts on the impact of opioid use in chronic pain management in long-term and post-acute care settings.

Attendees can make plans to stop by the Netsmart booth 1617 at AHCA/NCAL Conference and Expo to meet with a Netsmart expert or click here to schedule a live demonstration to learn more about technology and tools that are designed to achieve success in post-acute care.


About Netsmart

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

Our more than 2,000 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users in more than 30,000 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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