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Advancing EHR Platform to Better Solve Public Health and Combat Opioid Crisis

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - eTradeWire -- Powell Recovery Center, a leading substance abuse treatment provider in Baltimore has chosen Netsmart to advance their organization's technology platform to better serve public health and help the community overcome the nation's rising opioid epidemic. Through this partnership, Powell will implement a variety of solutions and services of the Netsmart CareFabric® platform and replace their long-term electronic health record (EHR) across the non-profit to improve outcome-driven approaches to recovery.

"Changing the perception of addiction treatment and the programs we provide for our clients is important to our mission, and together with Netsmart, we can better utilize innovative technology to deliver more data and improve results for those we serve," said Powell Recovery Center President & CEO Kim Wireman, LCSW-C, LCADC.

Powell Recovery Center provides a variety of services to fit an individual's needs including on-demand care, substance abuse, mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, outpatient services, suboxone maintenance, ancillary and dual diagnosis services to provide a comprehensive approach to treatment. The physicians and staff use a patient-centered approach to treatment, ensuring recovery is within reach for each client. Powell's treatment on-demand services has improved access so that more than 95% of clients are scheduled for admission within 24 hours of their needs being evaluated and connecting them to the appropriate resources and services to ensure a healthy recovery.

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"It was important for us to find a partner who provides one platform with a full suite of solutions and services that can be easily adapted and grow with us as we continue to expand our client treatment services and grow our staff. Netsmart has a great understanding of where the market is headed, and we want to strategize with them on the best technology options for our patients while providing meaningful and measurable outcomes," said Powell Recovery Center COO Kim Smith, CSC-AD.

Powell will utilize the industry-leading Netsmart network comprised of more than one million individual providers, coupled with the Carequality framework, which includes 600,000 providers to connect to more than 91,000 organizations across multiple care venues. The myAvatar™ (https://www.ntst.com/Offerings/myAvatar) integrated EHR is designed to meet the clinical needs of organizations providing addiction treatment and behavioral health services across a comprehensive continuum including medication-assisted treatment (https://www.ntst.com/Solutions/By-Community/Human-Services/Addiction-Treatment/Medication-Assisted-Treatment) for opioid addiction.

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In addition, myAvatar offers robust clinical, financial and operational features; care coordination across programs, providers, and communities; and aligns with Powell's clinical and growth strategy.


Source: Netsmart
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