CAST Members Expand Services and Receive Certifications

CAST | May 16, 2018 | by Donna Childress

The first ONC certification for a palliative care solution goes to Netsmart, which also launches a new EHR; HCS expands across new facility.

Netsmart Receives ONC-Health IT Certifications and Launches New EHR

CAST Supporter Netsmart has received the first Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Certified solution specifically for palliative care, Business Wire reports. The palliative care solution within the myUnity™ platform is powered by myAvatar®.
Netsmart also has earned two ONC-Health IT 2015 Edition Health IT Module certifications from Drummond Group, reports Digital Journal. Essentia and myEvolv are the latest Netsmart EHRs to achieve these certifications. The Netsmart EHR, myAvatar™, received ONC-Health IT certification last year and was the first behavioral health EHR to receive the certification.
In addition, Senior Housing News reports that Netsmart has released a cloud-based EHR platform called myUnity. The myUnity platform is designed to serve the entire care continuum of care at senior housing providers and at home by leveraging the most strategic components of the existing Netsmart senior living, home care, and hospice solutions into a unified enterprise platform.

SUN Behavioral Health Expands Use of HCS Interactant

CAST Business Associate HCS, a leading provider of an all-in-one healthcare technology platform, today announced that SUN Behavioral Health, Inc. has expanded its use of HCS Interactant across its newest facility in Kentucky. SUN is utilizing various modules of the healthcare platform including Revenue Cycle Management, Financial, Insight, and components of EHR. The opening of the Kentucky location provides much needed access to critical inpatient behavioral healthcare in this area.
The platform architecture of Interactant is built with multi-site providers in mind, which helps ease the burden of facility expansion and allowed SUN to go live at the Kentucky hospital with minimal IT infrastructure. A client since 2015, SUN deployed HCS Interactant across three locations: Houston, TX; Columbus, OH; and now Erlanger, KY. The company’s headquarters, located in Red Bank, NJ, benefits from real-time access to each location’s operation, covering nearly 500 beds across the U.S.