Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health partners with Netsmart to implement innovative platform to streamline care coordination; interoperability
Villanova, PA – March 16, 2021 – Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare, today announced it will partner with Netsmart to deploy a portfolio of solutions and services to drive innovation and collaboration across the organization. This partnership also will enhance programs for, and communications with, the 25,000 individuals and families the nonprofit serves annually.
Following an extensive search, Netsmart’s myAvatar® will replace Devereux’s current electronic health record (EHR) system with the Netsmart CareFabric® platform to continue ensuring a whole-person healthcare experience for the children, adolescents and adults in Devereux’s care – and their families. Specifically, the CareFabric platform will be used for population health management, data analytics, consumer engagement and care coordination tools, as well as a variety of features that will allow for enhanced services across the organization’s geographic footprint. The platform also will help manage the full spectrum of care coordination for each individual served by Devereux – from time of referral and admission and throughout all aspects of the treatment process. In addition, the combination of the EHR with consumer engagement solutions will help Devereux as it begins building a patient portal to augment communication with families.
“As part of Devereux’s long-term strategy, we are focused on making investments that will enable us to employ state-of-the-art technologies to benefit the individuals and families we are privileged to serve every day,” said Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health President and CEO Carl E. Clark II. “Netsmart solutions and services offer a next generation set of tools – from the largest technology and solutions provider in the behavioral healthcare market – to help Devereux continue to deliver on its commitment to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care to our families.”
“Partnering with Netsmart not only will drive improved collaboration internally, but it will allow us to easily exchange data between providers, partners and agencies across diverse care settings,” Clark continued. “We look forward to working with Netsmart to implement this innovative and comprehensive technology platform to drive our organization forward in today’s ever-changing behavioral healthcare environment.”
In addition to the EHR, Devereux will adopt several components of the CareFabric platform to support its efforts to deliver compassionate and evidence-based programs and services – and whole-person care – to the individuals and families it serves. To strengthen these efforts, Devereux will utilize CareConnect, an integration engine advancing interoperability through direct, secure messaging, and health information exchanges into treatment plans and workflows. Tracking key performance indicators through dashboards will provide actionable insights and analytics, helping measure the success of individuals served.
“We are excited to partner with Devereux to advance their care models by leveraging our solutions,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “Devereux has a long-standing goal of providing the best support for their employees to better serve their clients, and through our collaboration, they will be able to do just that. Together, Devereux and Netsmart have the scale and expertise to innovate in ways that could re-shape standards of care in the behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, child and family services, and autism communities – and that is exactly the goal as we begin this new journey together.”
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations providing services, insight and leadership in the evolving field of behavioral healthcare. Founded in 1912 by special education pioneer Helena Devereux, the organization operates a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults – and their families – every year. Focused on clinical advances emerging from a new understanding of the brain, its unique approach combines evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement.
With more than 7,500 employees working in programs across the nation, Devereux is a recognized partner for families, schools and communities, serving many of our country’s most vulnerable populations in the areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, education and child welfare. Programs are offered in hospital, residential, community and school-based settings. They include: assessments; interventions and support; transition and independent life services; family and professional training; research and innovation; and advocacy and public education. For more than a century, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been guided by a simple and enduring mission: To change lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. www.devereux.org.
Netsmart, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) technology and services solutions, 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. The Netsmart platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily accessible to care team members in the human services and post-acute care (which is comprised of home care and hospice and senior living) markets. Netsmart makes the complex simple and personalized so its 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. The Netsmart 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 2,300 associates work hand-in-hand with our 675,000+ users at our clients across the U.S. to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative. Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit www.ntst.com, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads Blog, LinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube. Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, care at home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories.
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