A Netsmart Blog

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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Part 1: What you need to know about the 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Integration, Mental Health

Almost two years ago, the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) was signed into law. The intent of the Cures Act was to promote and fund the acceleration of research into preventing and curing serious illnesses, advance drug and medical device development, bring focus to the opioid epidemic and improve mental health service delivery. There are a number of provisions that push for greater interoperability, support for human services programs and the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). The Cures…

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Meet the Clinicians: Julie Hiett

We are privileged to work with many associates who have firsthand clinical experience. These talented individuals work together with our technology teams and clients to ensure we’re delivering solutions that work in the real world – not just the testing lab. In this series, we spotlight individuals who now apply their skills and wealth of knowledge to meet and exceed the needs of our clients. Julie Hiett – Director of Population Health Management Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Wichita,…

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Rethinking Your Routine In 2019

The new year offers a unique opportunity for us to reset. 361 days lie ahead for you to show up differently in pursuit of a more capable you. As we begin to refine and apply our 2019 resolutions and goals, ensure at least one is dedicated to supporting your mental health. Making positive changes through resolutions can encompass more than numbers on the scale, your attendance at the gym, performance at work and personal finances. Use the five resolutions below…

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Increasing Knowledge and Driving Action with Mental Health First Aid Training

Pause for a moment to consider the following NAMI statistic: one in five adults in the U.S. experience a mental illness in a given year. Now consider it in the context of the last time you were fifth in line at the grocery store, catching up with four of your closest friends or in a meeting among four colleagues. We are friends with, work alongside and are related to individuals who have or will encounter compromised mental health. As we…

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A Personal Journey to Recovery

For more than 40 years Credo Community Center for the Treatment of Addictions has assisted individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by substance use. Through an individualized treatment structure, Credo offers a variety of chemical use and dependence services. The organization also provides outpatient and inpatient substance use support, mental health services, individual and group counseling and residential programs. With more than 100 professionals contributing to their transformative programs, Credo is the leading substance use provider in Northern New…

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