Care Coordination

Back from #HIMSS18 – A Recap

Last week, thousands of healthcare and IT professionals from across the globe convened in Las Vegas for the annual #HIMSS18 conference. Today on CareThreads, we feature some of our favorite highlights from the leading health information and technology conference. Visitors to our Netsmart booth took advantage of meetings, demonstrations and learned more about how we are working to achieve whole-person care by connecting addiction treatment, behavioral health, care at home and senior living to the rest of healthcare. Counting down…

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What Does Behavioral Health Have to Do With Home Health?

As healthcare continues to evolve, so does the overlapping of care specialties. There’s continuing examination that suggests certain health conditions may affect an individual in other areas of health – one condition may cause or further aggravate another. This is why it’s important to provide holistic, whole-person care with a comprehensive approach that addresses the full spectrum of health, including all that relates to physical and behavioral health. Although any individual may require some type of care at home, seniors…

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Carequality by the Numbers

As healthcare continues to integrate, the need for information grows. Providers are relying more on a patient’s health history across care communities to make better care decisions. It’s like putting together a puzzle. Without a vital piece to complete the full-picture, a clinician wouldn’t be able to completely assess an episode if they didn’t have what they needed to fill in the gaps. That’s where the Sequoia Project’s Carequality interoperability framework comes in. Carequality is a collaboration between private and…

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Battling the Opioid Crisis With Connectivity

The current opioid epidemic is a crisis years in the making that causes difficulty in many aspects of life for addicts, their family and friends, and yes, even their healthcare providers. It’s no wonder that the current opioid epidemic has been deemed the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Opioid overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. Between 2000 and 2015, nearly half-a-million Americans died from overdoses, most of them opioid-related. More than…

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Netsmart at #HIMSS18: What to Expect

The leading health information and technology event, #HIMSS18, is right around the corner! From March 5 – 9, join Netsmart and thousands of healthcare professionals for five days of education, innovation and professional networking. This year at #HIMSS18, you will see how Netsmart is connecting the MISSING PIECES – addiction treatment, behavioral health, care at home and senior living – to all of healthcare. Find out how you can position your organization for success by integrating care and making interoperability…

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Calm During the Storm: Serving Clients During an Emergency

Near the end of August 2017, a tropical storm was brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. That storm, known as Hurricane Irma, was on a course headed toward Florida after making its way into the Gulf of Mexico. As is with any typical hurricane news coverage, you never really know until the actual day it hits. But, we knew she was headed toward us at Operation PAR and we had to determine how to best serve our clients during this weather…

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Exploring the True Value of an EHR

When I joined Arizona State Hospital as their CEO in May 2015, we already had an electronic health record (EHR) system in place, but it was old and dilapidated – unable to accept any updates or changes. We needed to upgrade our system in order to have the capacity to continue to grow and adapt to industry requirements. While our team was hesitant to take on this huge challenge, we soon realized that to stay aligned with requirements and achieve…

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One Organization’s Journey to Whole-person Care: Landis Communities

Ensuring that an individual’s needs are met across various areas of care can be complex and overwhelming, but with correct tools in place, organizations can achieve whole-person care and do it well. Facilitating interoperability between care providers is key and necessitates the need for investing in the right technology to make it happen. Eva Bering is vice president of operations at Landis Communities, a five-star, full service, live-at-home facility in Lititz, Penn. It offers a 114-acre continuing care retirement community…

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Connecting Whole-Families: The Bair Foundation

Successful child and family service organizations understand that adopting the right technology is essential to achieving positive outcomes for the families they serve. From storing and retrieving client data to executing service plans, providers need access to tools that help simplify and streamline workflows.  These powerful capabilities allow providers to focus on delivering the best care and service possible. Our longtime partners, The Bair Foundation, incorporated the Netsmart child and family platform seven years ago to meet their goal of…

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other … Or Is It?

Over the last 50 years, Netsmart has been recognized as a leader in electronic health records (EHR), integration and automation for the behavioral health and social services communities. Over the last two years, I’ve often been asked, why did we decide to bring that experience and expertise to post-acute providers? There are quite a few reasons why we decided to move into the post-acute community. On the surface, behavioral health, post-acute and social services communities may seem completely different, but…

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