Centerstone Selects Netsmart to Support Coordinated Care Efforts Across Multi-State Organization

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Industry's leading technology partner provides innovative solutions to leading not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare.

The work Netsmart is doing in this industry represents the kind of pioneering, forward-thinking progress that we sought in a solutions partner.

Two behavioral healthcare leaders have formed an innovative partnership to improve care delivery and business efficiency for an organization that provides behavioral health services at more than 120 facilities across two states.

Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, today announced an agreement with Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, to implement Netsmart solutions and services across its multi-state organization. These solutions will enable Centerstone to provide coordinated, integrated care, streamline clinical processes and realize unsurpassed business efficiencies.

“These are challenging times for healthcare providers. Resources are limited and needs are great, but challenge brings opportunity," said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. "At Netsmart, our opportunity is to provide innovative and interactive solutions and services that transform the way healthcare is delivered. This is the promise we make to our clients as their partner to support their ability to improve the quality of care they provide."

Centerstone will implement myAvatar, the clinical and practice management solution used by more clinicians than any other behavioral health software. Netsmart’s role-based certified EHR is designed for the unique requirements of behavioral health. The myAvatar solution’s ease of use allows for quick adoption by clinicians and other staff members and more time for providing care to patients.

Centerstone also will use Plexus Cloud™, Netsmart’s software deployment and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution. Centerstone’s organizational data and applications will be hosted in Netsmart’s highly secure state-of-the-art data center. With Plexus Cloud, Netsmart provides comprehensive system management, including operating system updates, data backups, database and application software, and other services that help Netsmart clients reduce costs and operate more efficiently.

“Netsmart’s national expertise in behavioral healthcare, combined with its innovations in connected, integrated care and experience with managed care, make the company the ideal partner for Centerstone,” said David C. Guth, Jr., chief executive officer, Centerstone. “The work Netsmart is doing in this industry represents the kind of pioneering, forward-thinking progress that we sought in a solutions partner that would allow us to best serve our providers and clients across the broad scope of our organization.”

Centerstone is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and educational services through more than 120 facilities in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone seeks to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction. In 2011, Centerstone served 74,000 individuals and families.

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

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

myAvatar and Plexus Cloud are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

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