Netsmart Leadership Speaks at Major Behavioral Health Conferences in Great Britain and Ireland

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Executives Provide Thought Leadership, Share Expertise and Exchange Ideas with International Behavioral Health Community

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The opportunity to share our experience and hear firsthand how other countries, clinicians and systems manage care is invaluable.

Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, announced that two Netsmart executives, Kevin Scalia, executive vice president, Corporate Development, and Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., chief clinical officer, are presenting this week at two conferences in Great Britain and Ireland. The executives will also meet with health and human services leaders to learn more about their client-centered virtual therapies and how those could be used in the U.S.

Dr. Morrison will deliver a keynote address, "Mental Health & Information Technology – Trends and Possible Uses into the Future" at the Mental Health and Information Technology conference, sponsored by Ireland's Health Service Executive, in Dublin. Attendees include more than 70 participants drawn from mental health services and colleagues with an interest in emerging information technologies and opportunities.

Dr. Morrison will also present "E-Mental Health" at the Mental Health Network Conference Annual Conference and Exhibition 2012, sponsored by the NHS Confederation, in London. More than 80 attendees, including chief executives, clinicians, directors and medical directors, are expected at the conference to learn about improving outcomes for people with mental health concerns and the developing policy agenda for services.

Additionally, Scalia and Dr. Morrison will meet with several behavioral health leaders in Ireland, England and Scotland during their visit to exchange information, discuss emerging industry trends and share best practices. The presentations and discussions will showcase how innovative technology solutions support mental health organizations in the U.S. to improve clinical care by integrating clinical decision support, sophisticated data analytical tools and improved clinical workflows. The two will also collect information about European models of care and how those can be used in the U.S.

"Behavioral health has no international borders,” said Scalia. “This is an opportunity for Netsmart, as a national behavioral health leader, to share our experience and expertise with health and human services leadership in two leading western European nations. We also look forward to learning from experts at both of these forums, and sharing that information with our clients and at industry forums in the U.S.”

“The opportunity to share our experience and hear firsthand how other countries, clinicians and systems manage care is invaluable," said Dr. Morrison. "We look forward to exchanging best practices, networking and sharing ideas about emerging information technologies and the impact on clinical care."

In addition, the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership are partnering to present a series of free web seminars on the best business and clinical practices from practitioners and experts around the world. For more information and to register, visit the National Council’s live webinar web page

About Netsmart

Netsmart helps health and human services organizations transform care through the collaborative, coordinated management and exchange of clinical data across the care spectrum and through effective practice management that improves revenue cycle management. More than 20,000 client organizations, including 350,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for tens of millions of people each year. Netsmart clients include mental health and substance use treatment agencies, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, vital records offices, and managed care organizations. Netsmart’s products are full-featured information systems that operate on a variety of operating systems, hardware platforms, and mobile devices, and offer unlimited scalability.

Netsmart provides the solutions and expertise that help its clients meet all the criteria for Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

Building upon Netsmart’s Complete ARRA-Certified EHRs, Netsmart clients can also create a complete connected care environment encompassing e-prescribing and order entry, sharing clinical information and lab results, and using Web portals to provide secure and private consumer access to care information.

Netsmart is also pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for organizations within the behavioral and public health communities to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. Organizations can also request grants for their cause or to help fund technology that advances the way care is delivered. For more information, visit http://www.everydaymatters.com/foundation

For information about Netsmart’s full range of solutions for health and human services organizations, visit http://www.ntst.com or call 1-800-472-5509. Also follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and visit us on YouTube.

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