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May 16, 2016 11:35 ET

Netsmart and Cornerstones of Care to Host Case Study Webinar on Successful Child Welfare & Behavioral Health Integration

Join Netsmart & Cornerstones of Care for This Exclusive Case Study Web Briefing on May 19 at 2:00pm EDT to Learn How to Improve Outcomes and Quality at a Lower Cost in Value-Based Care Models

GETTYSBURG, PA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) -  New and emerging service delivery and payment models -- such as Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) -- have common elements at their foundation, including the need for care coordination and evidence-based treatment to address core components of the Triple Aim (outcomes, quality, and cost). These emerging models affect not only traditional health care organizations, but also reach child welfare agencies. For example, the proposed replacement of Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) regulations with the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) NPRM includes provisions for electronic data exchange with contract providers and other systems as well as complete medical records for foster care children.

To remain successful and sustainable, behavioral health care providers and child welfare agencies need to incorporate the foundational elements of emerging models into their operations and to leverage technology to stay ahead of the curve.

Netsmart, a leading knowledge and technology partner for human services providers, will host a web briefing for health and human service executives focused on improving outcomes and quality at a lower cost with new and emerging service delivery and payment models. Joining Fran Loshin-Turso, senior vice president of child and family services at Netsmart will be Justin Horton, the electronic health record director at Cornerstones of Care. Cornerstones of Care provides a continuum of prevention, treatment and support services to children and families in 11 states. Their comprehensive continuum of care features 30+ programs including Education, Foster Care and Adoption, Health and Well-Being, and Youth and Family Support services. Hear how Cornerstones of Care is using technology for electronic data exchange among their agencies in order to thrive in the evolving world of child welfare and health and human services.

"Blurred Lines: The Converging Worlds of Child Welfare, Behavioral Health, & Physical Health," will take place on May 19th at 2:00pm ET. During this 90-minute executive web briefing, attendees will:

  • Understand common elements of emerging models of care, like CCBHCs
  • Learn the importance of staying ahead of the curve with a comprehensive continuum of care, strategic partnerships and technology suite from the case study by Cornerstones of Care
  • Gain insights into the emerging care models to consider when developing your organization's long-term plans

To learn more about this executive web briefing, or take advantage of free online registration, please visit:

At the conclusion of the webinar, all registrants will receive (at no charge and regardless of attendance) a recording of the webinar and an electronic copy of the presentation slides.

ABOUT Netsmart

Netsmart is healthcare's largest human services and integrated care technology provider. Netsmart technology platforms and expertise are integral to the delivery of outcomes-based services and care to more than 25 million persons nationwide.

Netsmart serves more than 500,000 users in more than 24,000 organizations across all 50 states. Netsmart client communities include behavioral health; addiction treatment; intellectual and developmental disabilities; child and family services; public health; home health and hospice; and vital records.

Netsmart's CareFabric®, a framework of innovative clinical and business solutions and services, supports integrated, coordinated delivery of health services across the spectrum of care.

Netsmart's HIT Value Model™, a vendor-agnostic planning and measurement system, provides a path for human services organizations to evaluate where on the healthcare IT spectrum they should focus their efforts, the value associated with that strategic decision and a comparison with peer organizations nationwide.

Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was established for human services organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories. For more information, visit

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CareFabric is a registered trademark of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

HIT Value Model is a trademark of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.


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