- Netsmart recently announced the launch of a new cloud-based EHR system offering, myUnity, designed specifically for home health and senior living care providers.
The behavioral health EHR vendor launched the platform as part of an effort to support home health and long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) across the continuum of care.
“We have a fundamental belief that as individuals traverse different care settings with community providers, their care record should follow them, regardless of the setting or provider,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “And, as our clients provide that care they need complete, immediate and easy access to information that captures a person’s entire health story.”
myUnity EHR integrates Netsmart’s existing home care, hospice, and senior living health IT solutions into a single unified platform. The EHR platform can meet the needs of small, single-site home health and LTPAC organizations as well as multi-site health systems.
“Not only does this arm them with the right information to deliver whole-person care, but by having all functions integrated, post-acute organizations can easily deliver positive outcomes,” said Valentine. “All of this contributes to making them a valuable referral partner to payers and providers.”
Netsmart has rapidly expanded its home health and LTPAC solution portfolio in recent months through a series of acquisitions.
In February, Netsmart acquired cloud-based software company HomeCare Accounting Solutions (HAS) to integrate its clinical and financial workflows into a single solution for home health and hospice care providers. The health IT company integrated the HAS solution with a home health solution acquired from DeVero in July 2017 to create a single health IT offering.
“Solutions designed only for a fee-for-service model are creating barriers for providers who are trying to succeed in today’s evolving payment environment,” said Valentine. “We see the need to provide our clients with the technology solutions they require to remain competitive as health systems and payers continue to narrow their referral networks.”
Most recently, Netsmart acquired home health IT solutions from Change Healthcare. Change Healthcare — previously McKesson — sold Netsmart its Homecare Advisor and Hospice Advisor solutions designed to optimize provider satisfaction and clinical efficiency. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018.
“Our clients are known throughout the industry as innovators that are redefining what care at home and senior living look like as they work through community-specific challenges and constant pressures of new payment models,” Valentine stated.
myUnity offers a single platform to serve all care settings comprising post-acute care, including life plan communities, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, independent living, adult day care, home health, private duty home care, assisted living, and memory care facilities.
“myUnity is the delivery on our promise to create a platform that will adapt and scale with an organization and assist them in meeting their needs and requirements today, and well into the future,” concluded Valentine.
The EHR platform offers providers a single patient EHR, a single care plan, and a single patient bill. myUnity is also designed with an emphasis on EHR usability so that clinical staff can quickly access necessary information and spend more time focusing on patient care delivery. The platform includes data analytics, connectivity, population health management, and electronic referral management capabilities.