OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Netsmart announced it is extending its proven population health solution for behavioral health to include post-acute providers. The comprehensive population health management solution is focused on proactively managing care in behavioral health, long-term care, home health and hospice settings. The population health management offering supplements and extends health system population health programs by identifying community-based patients that require follow-up and ongoing monitoring.
The population health management solutions include a SaaS-based care management module that is integrated with the post-acute EHR, automatically monitoring and managing cohorts as a byproduct of care delivery. The offering provides an analytics engine that allows providers to further stratify and manage populations. The population health management solution captures data and quality metrics that can be used to track and improve outcomes to maximize incentive payments. The entire solution is built on the Netsmart interoperability network, making it easy to exchange and aggregate data with health systems and other community care providers.
Nearly 500 organizations use the Netsmart population health management solutions today to manage targeted populations in behavioral health. These solutions are now available to manage ACA health homes, transitions of care and special needs populations. The interoperability network has already established 1 million connections at more than 70,000 locations and serves as a foundation for full deployment of the solution.
“Our population health solutions provide clients with the tools they need to come together to manage high-cost populations and cohorts that require ongoing monitoring and management,” said Mike Valentine, Netsmart CEO. “The vast majority of today’s solutions are tailored to meet the population health needs as defined from the perspective of health systems or physician groups. The reality is that the community-based providers have the same population health requirements but also have to address unique needs that are very different from those of the larger health systems – and our solutions specifically address these needs. In total, these solutions unite health systems, behavioral health providers, long-term care organizations and home health and hospice providers to deliver coordinated care in the most cost effective location. Netsmart is uniquely positioned to integrate health systems with the community-based providers they count on to deliver whole person care.”
Join us at #HIMSS17 in Orlando, Feb. 20 – 22. Stop by the Interoperability Showcase and the Netsmart booth #967 for a demo of this platform in action.
Netsmart is the largest technology provider connecting behavioral health and post-acute care with all of healthcare. Netsmart is passionate about integrating care across all aspects of a community. As a leader in healthcare, we know that healthcare doesn’t always happen in a traditional clinical setting so we’re committed to working alongside our clients to innovate the most effective and intuitive technology possible. Our clients are strong advocates for those that don’t always have a voice, which is why Netsmart is dedicated to leading change within the industry by breaking down barriers to provide a holistic view of each individual.
Our more than 500,000 users in more than 24,000 organizations across the U.S. work together with Netsmart’s 1,250 associates to connect communities and information across the care spectrum. Our technology ensures comprehensive data flows between behavioral health; addiction treatment; intellectual and developmental disabilities; child and family services; public health; long-term/post-acute care; home health; hospice; palliative care; private duty and vital records, to ensure providers have consistent and reliable information at their fingertips when it is needed.
The only thing constant in healthcare is change. Netsmart is an expert in human services, and post-acute care, state billing requirements and healthcare technology. More importantly, we understand the importance of clinical adoption; training and support; regulatory compliance; and the need to connect to the rest of healthcare. Our solutions and services are built with those challenges in mind and are designed to solve them so our clients can focus on what they do best - providing quality care to their communities.