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Netsmart and Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center Collaborate to Deliver Integrated Care
"As a longtime partner of Netsmart, we have come to trust their innovation and leadership when it comes to using technology to provide quality mental health care that we've promised our clients," said Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center CEO Nathan Fawson. "When elevating our healthcare technology platform, we felt that our existing relationship, the expertise of the Netsmart team and strong geographic footprint in the state would best prepare us to become a CCBHC as we adapt to the evolving care model and propel our organization forward."
SEKMHC is a long-term Netsmart client and by upgrading from a legacy Netsmart electronic health record (EHR) to a go-forward platform, the organization will benefit from new technology capabilities, continued relationships, and technical expertise for implementation and data conversion, all while reducing costs and protecting the healthcare IT investment. The goal is to continue to grow and expand Netsmart relationships with client partners like SEKMHC by providing them with the solutions that will enable improved processes and efficiencies to further support their child, family and adult services.
By participating in this program, SEKMHC will soon implement additional innovative tools to better serve the organization including telehealth (https://www.ntst.com/
"Our clinicians and staff will have robust workflows including simplified dashboards, easily accessible client information, new importing and search features and artificial intelligence capabilities to enhance documentation, ultimately putting more time in their day," explained Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center Director of Child Services Malinda Bailey. "Moving forward we will be able to increase efficiency and assessments through our patient navigator, allowing truly integrated care coordination to better support those that we serve."
The SEKMHC vision is to improve the quality of life in southeast Kansas and has accomplished this in many of its service initiatives, including paving the way for telehealth services before the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic escalated the adoption of telehealth across the country leading to more options to access virtual care.