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Certified EHR Equips Local Health Departments for Healthcare’s Broad-Based Future

Netsmart today announced that it has attained ambulatory Complete EHR, 2014 Edition (Meaningful Use Stage 2) certification for its Insight™ Version 8 public health software.

Local health departments using a certified EHR (electronic health record) and meeting other criteria can qualify for Meaningful Use incentive funding under the HITECH Act portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Public health organizations are currently eligible for Medicaid or Medicare Meaningful Use funds under the HITECH Act based on the number of Eligible Professionals (EPs), such as physicians and nurse practitioners, in their organizations.

Netsmart’s Insight CareRecord™ (EHR) is designed specifically for local health departments, which often serve as the “front door” for people seeking basic healthcare assistance. Insight public health software includes a full range of clinic management, billing, revenue cycle management and case management capabilities needed to provide both basic services and comprehensive population health management and wellness programs. Insight provides a comprehensive, single patient view across a variety of public health programs, including communicable diseases, family and child health services, as well as supporting state and national reporting requirements.

Insight also has the robust infrastructure to fully support future health information exchange (HIE) relationships between local health departments, state agencies, local/regional providers, patients and families.

“Local and state health departments across the nation rely on Netsmart as their knowledge and technology partner to help them provide high quality services with maximum efficiency,” said Michael Valentine, chief executive officer, Netsmart. “Attaining ONC2014 Certification is just one aspect of that commitment, but a significant one given the impact Meaningful Use funds can have in helping our public health clients achieve their ultimate goals of providing truly coordinated care.”

Certification of the Insight CareRecord follows earlier Meaningful Use Stage 2 complete certification of Netsmart’s myAvatar™, myEvolv™ and TIER® CareRecords. Combining the functionality of both an EHR and EMR (electronic medical record), Netsmart CareRecords lead the health and human services community in functionality, reliability, and ease of use.

Certification testing for Insight was conducted by Drummond Group Inc., one of the ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCBs) for EHR certification named by the Office of the National Coordinator to provide Meaningful Use certification for EHR systems and applications.

To learn more about how Netsmart helps human services organizations qualify for Meaningful Use incentives, visit our page about Meaningful Use here.

About Netsmart

Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, outcomes-based care with Netsmart’s CareFabric™ solution, a tightly woven framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services that supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

More than 23,000 client organizations, including 450,000 care providers and more than 40 state systems, use Netsmart solutions to help improve the quality of life for more than 25 million people each day. Netsmart clients include mental health and addiction services agencies, health homes, psychiatric hospitals, private and group mental health practices, public health departments, social services and child and family health agencies, managed care organizations, and vital records offices.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDay Matters Foundation, which was established for behavioral and public health organizations 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

Learn more about how Netsmart and the CareFabric solution are changing the face of healthcare today. Visit, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube.

Insight, CareRecord, myAvatar, myEvolv and CareFabric are trademarks of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
TIER is a registered trademark.

Certification Information

This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department 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.

Vendor: Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
Date Certified: May 1, 2014
Product Version: Insight 8
Modules Tested: 170.314(a)(1‐15); 170.314(b)(1‐5, 7); 170.314(c)(1‐3);
170.314(d)(1‐8); 170.314(e)(1‐3); 170.314(f)(1‐3); 170.314(g)(2‐4)
Clinical Quality Measures tested: CMS068v3; CMS069v2; CMS117v2;
CMS124v2; CMS125v2; CMS138v2; CMS147v2; CMS155v2;
CMS156v2; CMS161v2; CMS165v2; CMS169v2; CMS177v2
Certification ID Number: 05012014‐2176‐6
Additional Software: Inpriva
Price Transparency: The additional costs beyond the initial EHR purchase/upgrade in order for an EP, EH, or CAE to attempt to meet meaningful use objectives and measures under the program are:

  • All modules required for MU Stage 2
  • Subscriptions (recurring)
  • Maintenance (recurring)
  • Implementation Services (one time)

*A certification that is issued to an integrated bundle of EHR Modules shall be treated the same as a certification issued to a Complete EHR except that it must also indicate each EHR Module that comprises the bundle;

*A certification issued to a Complete EHR or EHR Module based on applicable certification criteria adopted by the ONC at subpart C of this part must be separate and distinct from any other certification(s) based on other criteria or requirements.

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