A Netsmart Blog

Leveraging Technology to Improve Clinician Satisfaction

The more clinicians engage with technology, the greater the benefit is for everyone involved, especially the clinicians themselves. When we capture more clinical documentation in a structured way, we can better examine, alert and respond to the data.  We now use more electronic health record (EHR)-connected devices on the floor than ever. However, technology can occasionally be an obstacle for clinicians. Sometimes it’s clunky or confusing, and it can seem like it’s getting in the way of patient care. In…

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Change for EHR Success – Part 2

It’s no secret that change is simply a part of life in healthcare. Organizations that can easily adapt and acclimate to the ever-evolving landscape will be the most successful and those who are able to do it with an organized approach will achieve it with fewer headaches. Our previous blog discusses why change is required to achieve a successful EHR implementation and experience, and why identifying operational subject matter experts (SMEs) in your organization is essential. So, what’s next? How…

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Change for EHR Success – Part 1

Every project brings change. Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) is no exception. For all healthcare organizations, it’s an important strategic decision and an investment in their future. As you research health IT partners and their solutions, you should include all departments to help in the selection process. Maybe you write a request for proposal (RFP), view demonstrations or go visit other healthcare organizations and watch what they do. In the end, you’ll eventually make a decision and it’s important…

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When Disaster Strikes

Covenant Care is a non-profit organization that has been serving the Northwest Florida and South Alabama for more than 35 years. We offer care to individuals during all stages of life ranging from memory and companion care to home health and hospice. I’d like to regale you with a tale regarding our experience with emergency preparedness and what it means to have a holistic partnership. Like thousands of others, Covenant Care lay in the direct path of Hurricane Michael in…

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What to Expect When You Request an EHR Demo

So, you’ve started your journey to find the right electronic health record (EHR) partner. Often times it can be hard to differentiate software from software during a demonstration, and even more difficult to see which partner best fits your organization. It’s important to know what to look for, what questions to ask and what to expect when beginning an EHR demo process. It can be an overwhelming process, so we constructed some key questions and ideas for you to consider.…

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Meet Our Veterans: Gregg Jacoby

You’ve seen the Meet Our Clinicians series on CareThreads where we showcase our knowledgeable associates with clinical backgrounds. In the latest series, Meet Our Veterans, we’re proudly featuring the backgrounds of Netsmart associates who have worn the uniforms of the armed forces. It’s sincerely a privilege to work alongside individuals who have served our country. We thank them and all military members and their families across the U.S. for their service yesterday, today and tomorrow. Check out Netsmart associate Gregg Jacoby’s unique journey from the…

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Part 3: What You Need to Know About the 21st Century Cures Act: Maintaining A Proactive Clinical Workflow

In the previous two parts of this series, we discussed going beyond basic interoperability and electronic health record (EHR) adoption. In this post, we’ll dive into the importance of proactive clinical workflows. Part of the 21st Century Cures Act discusses how proactive clinical workflows can help prevent substance use by identifying effective strategies and performing evaluations to achieve and sustain a client’s health more quickly. Addiction is not a standalone issue, and there are tools within a seamless clinical workflow…

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Telehealth: Bringing Quality Care to You

Patients, providers and caregivers can all benefit from the vast functionality telehealth offers. Its mobile, web-based platform expands access to care, reduces healthcare spending, implements seamless data exchange and transitions across care settings. Additionally, the program helps combat nationwide provider shortages and gaps in care with the elimination of geographical boundaries. If your organization is considering incorporating telehealth services, be sure to review Netsmart Vice President AJ Peterson’s four points to acknowledge on HIMSS. Click here to read it now.

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Part 2: What You Need to Know About the 21st Century Cures Act: EHR Adoption

In the first post about the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), we discussed going beyond basic interoperability to true integration to improve patient outcomes. In this post, we’ll focus on electronic health record (EHR) adoption, which sounds simple, but is rife with obstacles. Today we will discuss three of those obstacles: funding, data confidentiality/information blocking/complex data sharing regulations and usability. Funding One goal of the Cures Act was to strengthen mental health parity laws with input from the Department…

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Creating Value Through Electronic Health Records for Autism Therapy Services at Easterseals Southern California

The steady nationwide increase in autism prevalence has sparked greater demand for assessment and support services. Health IT plays a vital role in helping organizations establish efficient and consistent workflows, retain and train qualified staff and manage operations. Today, Netsmart technology is assisting Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) in their efforts to support central and southern California communities in need. Discover the unique value they’ve found in utilizing our EHR and what led them to select Netsmart as their health IT…

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