Care Plus NJ, Inc. Selects Defran Systems to Provide Comprehensive Behavioral & Mental Health Solution

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Mental health provider plans to leverage Defran’s leading electronic health system to pursue integrated care models.

Defran Systems, Inc.

“We looked for the best specialty behavioral health solution that encompassed both clinical and billing. Defran’s integrated system was just what we were looking for,” said Joseph Masciandaro, president/CEO of Care Plus.

Defran Systems, a leading developer of web-based, enterprise-wide EHR and financial management software for behavioral health organizations, today announced that Care Plus NJ, Inc., has selected Defran as its electronic health record (EHR) vendor. Care Plus, one of the foremost providers of comprehensive, recovery-focused mental health and substance abuse services, plans to use the software to pursue integrated care models and take advantage of the benefits a fully integrated clinical and billing solution provides.

Care Plus began their evaluation in March of 2012 by searching for a behavioral health-specific solution that could interface with their primary care clinic’s software. During the process, they quickly identified Defran as ‘best-in-breed’ of the integrated clinical and billing solutions on the market due to the intuitive interface, robust feature set and extensive customizability.

“We looked for the best specialty behavioral health solution that encompassed both clinical and billing. Defran’s integrated system was just what we were looking for,” said Joseph Masciandaro, president/CEO of Care Plus. “We’re especially excited to use health information exchange standards to communicate with our primary care EHR. This ‘best of both worlds’ approach will enable us to thrive in today’s evolving healthcare environment, particularly as integrated care models become more commonplace.”

Several features of Defran’s leading electronic health solution specifically support primary care integration efforts, such as seamless import and export of the continuity of care document (CCD) and Defran’s leading call center functionality, which enables agencies to quickly respond to urgent incoming calls by facilitating rapid decision-making and supporting simultaneous call management.

“We are excited to welcome Care Plus to the Defran customer community,” said Fran Loshin-Turso, president and CEO, Defran Systems. “We are passionate about supporting providers in their primary care integration efforts, which can be complex due to the specialized nature of the behavioral health industry. However, by focusing on installing a flexible best practices solution of their own, Care Plus is taking the right steps to ensure their success.”

Additionally, because Defran’s leading software is ONC-ATCB certified as a Complete Ambulatory Solution, Care Plus can use Defran to attest to Meaningful Use and receive valuable incentive funding.

About Care Plus NJ, Inc.
Care Plus is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse and family services that addresses the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness. Operating out of 23 sites – including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices – their services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. They also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups. For more information, visit

About Defran Systems, Inc.
Defran Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of single solution case, clinical and financial management software for the Human and Social Services Industries. The company’s web-based, flexible and reliable enterprise-wide software supports more than 2200 human services facilities in the United States including Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Foster Care, Child Welfare, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse and other specialized programs. Defran’s electronic health system is a completely integrated EHR/EMR and AR/AP sub-ledger system that includes a host of productivity aids that are unmatched in the industry. Defran Systems, Inc. is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certified and is considered a leading innovator in software development for organizations that operate programs across the full continuum of care. For more information about Defran Systems, visit

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