Netsmart Announces Intent to Become Qualified Health Information Network to Drive Interoperability Evolution


OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Netsmart, the developer of industry-leading CareFabric® platform for human services, post-acute care providers and payers, today announced its intent to apply to join the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) to become a Qualified Health Information Network ( QHIN). By supporting TEFCA, Netsmart continues its decade of advancing interoperability strategies to facilitate an open exchange of longitudinal healthcare data that will benefit people receiving care across the healthcare ecosystem.

Once accepted as a QHIN, Netsmart will become part of a unique national data sharing network that will set new standards for the private and public sectors. The Office of the National Health Information Technology Coordinator (ONC) is leading the charge and will oversee the QHIN process by designating The Sequoia Project as a Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE). Netsmart worked with ONC and the Sequoia Project to help develop and provide feedback on the principles and procedures put forward by TEFCA.

Netsmart is a long-time leader and advocate for open networks and interoperability standards to put the needs of providers, clinicians, patients and their families first. This open network approach contrasts with technology vendors who, in some cases, have sought to carve out proprietary networks that stifle the future of care coordination. Open and secure sharing of data is necessary to achieve effective care coordination which Netsmart supports as a founding member of the Carequality Interoperability Framework.

The Netsmart Network, CareConnect, was designed to provide customers with seamless health data integration and a single point of access to the broader health data ecosystem. With the CareConnect solution, Netsmart was one of the first healthcare IT providers to use the new 360X closed-loop benchmark standards in a production environment to bring true interoperability to life to minimize manual data entry. , which streamlines care transitions and coordination of care and reduces medications. Errors. By enabling providers to digitize their business, Netsmart customers are expected to perform more than 3 billion secure healthcare data exchanges facilitated by CareConnect in 2022.

“Our goal as a health technology partner has always been to offer comprehensive solutions and services that enable providers to remain competitive in a landscape that requires coordinated care and value-based practices to succeed,” said said Mike Valentine, CEO of Netsmart. “Becoming a qualified health information network aligns with our established history of being at the forefront of interoperability. As we take the next step in the evolution of data exchange, we look forward to collaborating with other health informatics vendors who apply to participate as QHINs to expand access to open networks for consumers nationwide.

About Netsmart

Netsmart, a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions and services, designs, builds and delivers Electronic Health Records (EHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE), powerful, intuitive and simple analysis and telehealth solutions and services. -utilize. Our platform provides accurate and up-to-date information easily accessible to members of the care team in social services and post-acute care (which includes home care, palliative care and residential care for the elderly) and payer markets. We make the resort simple and personalized so our clients can focus on what they do best: providing services and treatments that support the care of the whole person.

By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities, collaborate on the most effective treatments, and improve outcomes for the people they care for. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows put relevant information at users’ fingertips when and where they need it.

For over 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a common platform to integrate care. EASY. PERSONAL. POWERFUL. Our more than 2,600 associates work hand in hand with our more than 680,000 users at our customers across the United States to develop and deploy technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to financial to administrative. Find out how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today. Visit, call 1-800-472-5509, follow us on our CareThreads blog, LinkedIn and Twitter, like us on Facebook or visit us on YouTube. Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters® Foundation, which was created for behavioral health, home care, senior living and social service organizations to learn from each other and share their causes and stories.


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