Netsmart and Centerstone Research Institute Partner to Improve Healthcare

Industry leaders to combine expertise and resources to advance care and enhance patient outcomes

Overland Park, Kan. and Nashville, Tenn. – Netsmart, the leading provider of clinical solutions for health and human services organizations nationwide, and Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), an award-winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving behavioral healthcare through the integration of research and technology, today announced a partnership to combine their collective knowledge and capabilities to help behavioral health providers enhance patient care, reduce costs and improve their operations.

The initial phase of the partnership will entail Netsmart making Enlighten Analytics™, a business intelligence tool developed by CRI, available to Netsmart clients nationwide. Enlighten Analytics is an innovative, interactive, easy-to-use platform specifically designed for behavioral health organizations. It captures revenue, cost, productivity and quality outcomes data and reporting in simple-to-interpret charts and graphics, effectively turning the massive amounts of complex data that behavioral health providers collect into meaningful, actionable information.

The Netsmart and CRI strategic partnership will further extend Enlighten Analytics’ reach among other electronic health record (EHR) platforms by publishing protocols for interoperability with the Enlighten Analytics system. Netsmart is the exclusive distributor of Enlighten Analytics for CRI.

Netsmart and CRI also will collaborate on several initiatives to advance patient care, including the integration of predictive modeling algorithms in clinical care and driving innovative ways to leverage EHR transaction data to enhance clinical decision support and improve the accuracy and efficacy of patient diagnosis and treatment.

“Centerstone Research Institute has a unique mix of expertise in research, analytics and evaluation, and is at the forefront of helping behavioral healthcare providers improve care,” said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. “Together, Netsmart and CRI have a great opportunity to help providers better leverage the data they collect to dramatically advance the quality and accuracy of care.”

“Netsmart has an unmatched track record of helping healthcare organizations of all sizes transform the care they provide,” said Tom Doub, Ph.D., CEO, Centerstone Research Institute. “By combining the strengths of Netsmart with the strengths of CRI, we can help healthcare providers offer more efficient and effective care. While CRI is focused on the behavioral healthcare sector, our partnership with Netsmart has great potential to improve the entire healthcare system on a broader basis, across specialties.”

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 21,000 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 sponsor www.everydaymatters.com, an interactive, informational forum for clinicians, practitioners and consumers to share stories, celebrate successes, become enlightened and inspired, and debunk myths and stigma about mental health and public health issues in an effort to highlight the positive clinical and financial impacts provided by the behavioral and public health community.

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

About Centerstone Research Institute

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care for those with mental health and addiction disorders. CRI provides research, analytics and evaluation services that help bridge the gap between the scientific discovery of effective treatments and the implementation of these treatments into standard clinical practice. CRI is funded through contracts, grants, foundations and individual donors who share the organization’s commitment to bridging the gap between science and service. Learn more about CRI at www.centerstoneresearch.org. Learn more about Enlighten Analytics at www.enlightenanalytics.org.

Enlighten Analytics is a trademark of Centerstone Research Institute