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With the complete certification of the Insight solution, all three Netsmart enterprise software solutions have now attained 100 percent ARRA certification. Healthcare provider organizations must adopt an ARRA-Certified EHR to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare incentive funds for the Meaningful Use of an EHR.
Insight 7.1 software will be designated as a Complete EHR on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Certified Health IT Product List. Testing was conducted under Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program. Drummond Group, Inc., is an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) named by the Office of the National Coordinator to provide Meaningful Use certification for EHR systems and applications.
In the first year of participation in the Medicaid Meaningful Use funding program, healthcare providers need only adopt (purchase) an ARRA-certified EHR to meet the Meaningful Use requirement of using an ARRA-certified EHR. There is no requirement to demonstrate Meaningful Use in the first year, and no EHR reporting is required. Eligible providers who have already adopted, implemented or upgraded to an ARRA-certified EHR would also receive a first year payment.
About Netsmart Technologies
Netsmart Technologies is an established, leading supplier of software-as-a service (SaaS) and internally-installed software solutions for health and human services providers. More than 18,000 client organizations, including 350,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart products to help improve the quality of life for millions of people each year.
Netsmart clients include public health departments, mental health and substance abuse treatment agencies, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, 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 and avoid the costly, time-consuming process of integrating solutions from multiple vendors.
Building upon the complete EHR, Netsmart clients can also create a complete connected care environment using Netsmart OrderConnect™ for e-prescribing and order entry, Netsmart CareConnect™ to share clinical information and lab results, and the Netsmart ConsumerConnect™ Web portal to provide secure and private consumer access to care information.
Avatar® 2011, CMHC/MIS 4.2 and Insight 7.1 are 2011/2012 compliant and have been certified by the Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
Avatar is a registered trademark of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
Netsmart OrderConnect, Netsmart CareConnect, Netsmart ConsumerConnect and Insight are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
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