Press release

CONNECTIONS2019: Driving Value-Based Care for Community Healthcare Providers

Sponsored by Businesswire

welcomes more than 1,800 healthcare professionals from across the United
States to attend CONNECTIONS2019
being held May 12-15 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention
Center in Washington, D.C. The largest technology user conference for
community care providers, CONNECTIONS2019 has attracted record-setting
attendance for the 11th year in a row. With the theme Mission
Possible, the conference highlights ways in which organizations can
thrive as care and payment models rapidly change. The annual event
unites healthcare providers across behavioral health, home care,
hospice, senior living and social service settings, supporting the
mission to improve the lives of others by connecting, collaborating and
learning through sharing real-life experiences in a constantly evolving
healthcare ecosystem.

More than 80 client speakers will share successes, best practices and
experiences during the four-day event. Interactive deep dives,
roundtables and open discussions provide the opportunity for true
collaboration. Attendees can choose from more than 150 educational
sessions covering everything providers need to make their mission
possible – workflows and user experience, regulatory updates, billing
and coding, population health management, connectivity, care
integration, data and reporting and beyond.

“The community healthcare settings we serve, while diverse, share many
things in common,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “The unique care
they deliver can be somewhat challenging as industry requirements and
demands become more complex. Providers need to have the knowledge and
tools at hand to manage care in an integrated, connected environment and
do it efficiently. The CONNECTIONS conference brings care providers
together for the opportunity to share valuable insight and ideas to
achieve success as an organization but, most importantly, for the
populations they serve.”

The education and networking event kicks off with an opening keynote
address from Valentine, where he will highlight client and organization
accomplishments over the last year, including a vision for the future
state of technology and related services in healthcare. Netsmart-led
sessions provide best practices and ‘how to’ guidance to help clients
address topics identified via feedback from attendees. In addition, the
majority of CONNECTIONS2019 sessions are presented by clients to share
real-life examples to facilitate learning from peers in realistic

The third annual Nursing Council provides nursing professionals with the
opportunity to network and connect with their peers. This year’s council
takes a more focused look on medication reconciliation and addiction
management from a nursing perspective. A special session features Bryan
, Netsmart associate and author of “Sober is Better – My Note
to Self,” as he shares his own story of addiction and health recovery.

Training classes available pre and post-event give registered attendees
the chance to dive deeper into methods to better optimize technology and
operations. A session offering Mental
Health First Aid
training will also be available to equip
individuals to help those experiencing a substance use or mental health
crisis by delivering knowledge and skills needed to recognize,
understand and react appropriately to signs and symptoms.

The CONNECTIONS2019 Executive Symposium offers C-level and other
executive leadership the opportunity to engage and exchange ideas with
their colleagues spanning various healthcare settings from across the
country. Notable session topics focus on approaching value-based care,
curbing the nation’s opioid crisis, data and analytics as well as
recruitment and retention.

Attendees will have a chance to visit with Netsmart experts and partners
to gain insight and understanding of ways their organization can
maximize operations to improve care delivery. Those who visit the
Solutionarium exhibit hall will be able to explore what options beyond a
traditional EHR are available to optimize performance through enhanced
user experience, expanded integration and connectivity, virtual care,
revenue cycle management, robust data and analytics and much more.

“Healthcare is transforming at a pace we have not experienced
previously,” said Valentine. “By coming together in settings like
CONNECTIONS2019, we can all share experiences and grow forward. Clearly,
we are all best positioned for success when we are working side-by-side
and CONNECTIONS2019 is an ideal opportunity for us to create that type
of alignment.”

About Netsmart

Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs),
solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our
platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily
accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home,
senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and
personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best:
provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.

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
those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows
put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they
need it.

For more than 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a
common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.

Our more than 2,000 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users
in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy
technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to
financial to administrative.

Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today.
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Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters®
, which was established for behavioral health, home care,
senior living and social services organizations to learn from each other
and share their causes and stories.