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PORTER-STARKE SERVICES CHOOSES SMARTCARE TO OPTIMIZE CLINICAL SERVICE DELIVERY AND OUTCOMES

Kalamazoo, MI – [September 26, 2017] Streamline Healthcare Solutions announces a new partnership with Porter-Starke Services of Valparaiso, IN to implement a centralized electronic health record (EHR) and billing system to improve service delivery and business processes.

“Porter-Starke Services is a comprehensive community mental health center that offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, residential, and integrated care, as well as home and community based mental health and addictions services. With this variety of services, it is critical to have software that supports clinical service delivery in an effective and efficient manner, helping us to use our
resources appropriately and deliver value to our clients and payers. We need software that will help us evaluate and improve the care we provide, demonstrate the outcomes of care, and provide information that we can use to illustrate the impact of our services to funders, our community, and other stakeholders. As an organization, we participate in a variety of payment
systems currently and expect healthcare payment systems to continue growing and changing.

Having software that allows us to comprehensively manage our business and meet the needs of our staff, our community, and our clients is essential. All of these reasons contributed to our decision to select Streamline.” - Aileen Wehren, VP of Systems Administration

Porter-Starke Services operates a comprehensive scope of services throughout Northern Indiana. Moving to an integrated EHR and billing system across its operations will offer PorterStarke Services the opportunity for more seamless, integrated care and transparency into their operations.

“We are excited to partner with Porter-Starke Services. We believe strongly that our comprehensive web-based EHR, which supports all levels of care and the most complicated payer rules, will be a great asset to them. Our mission is to empower their users to deliver the highest quality care. And SmartCare’s ability to deliver clinical insight at the point-of-care to any staff at any time ensures we can deliver on that mission.” – David Ryland, Co-Founder/CoCEO,
Streamline Healthcare Solutions.


About Porter-Starke Services
Porter-Starke Services offers services for virtually all mental health and addiction needs for adults, children and families. Additionally, their partnerships extend the circle of care to the community, including:
Testing for depression, anxiety and substance abuse at local hospitals and clinics.
Providing addiction treatment to inmates at the Porter County Jail.
Counseling at local school corporations.
Porter-Starke Services Website: http://www.porterstarke.org

About Streamline
Streamline delivers web-based software for healthcare organizations to provide and coordinate specialized behavioral service delivery processes. Streamline’s SmartCare™ solution was developed to truly integrate all departments; moving them to a more holistic service model. Streamline’s software solutions are well suited for organizations who wish to have a system that can incorporate its entire business processes into a single solution, with the ability to continue to
grow as business-lines needs evolve. Streamline has been offering software in the behavioral health marketplace since 2003.

Learn more: http://www.streamlinehealthcare.com/news/
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How EHR Can Help Manage Opioid Addiction Treatment

Deaths due to opioid addiction have risen to an all-time high. Within the last week, the President declared the opioid crisis a “health emergency”, with health officials across the country calling it an epidemic. An article in Harvard Business Review, sites that “It now kills almost 100 Americans each day, more than motor vehicle accidents.”

Serious Consequences of the Epidemic

Sometimes the pharmaceutical supply dries up, and people resort to illegal, unregulated opiates, such as heroin. Ultimately, the addiction causes a myriad of dysfunction both physiologically as well as mentally/emotionally. It further causes enormous damage to communities as individuals drop out of the workforce and families are torn apart.

The government is mobilizing to combat the issue, but ultimately it’s the addiction treatment facilities that will need to respond. Regardless of causes, once individuals become addicted, it’s critical to get them help or else many will lose their families, their freedom, or their lives in the process.

Treatment is an Important Piece in Containment

Getting people to accept that they are out of control is often difficult. Many agencies will partner with interventionists who specialize in helping people recognize they need treatment.

Once in treatment, Against Medical Advide (AMA) rates are high due to the discomfort of opioid withdrawal. It’s critical that a treatment team be in constant contact with each other about a patient’s condition when they begin treatment. One small excuse can lead to the client abandoning treatment too soon.

Clients who complete their program find that their addiction has caused damage to many aspects of their lives. Their their mental and emotional health has taken a toll, relationships are damaged, and often they have physical ailments which have been left unchecked. It is an important, yet daunting, step in the process to treating the client as a whole to ensure they get on the right path to recovery.

Medications, Therapy, and 12-step Programs All Need to be Utilized

Treatment typically includes both medical and talk therapy methods, and needs to have a strong aftercare plan or most find it is ineffectual. There are some excellent medical detox methods now available which can minimize the discomfort portion of detoxification, such as Naltrexone and Suboxone. There are even methods of rapid detox which has been honed in recent years to not need anesthesia and hence do not need an inpatient setting.  Group therapy & Individual sessions which utilize Evidence Based Practices are typically used in concert to assist clients in grappling with the illness. Twelve-step program involvement as a component of treatment and aftercare can help with dealing with the underlying issues of addiction, and reintegration in the community.

Streamline's SmartCare Can Help

Having an integrated EHR to manage both the primary care component, the pharmacological and the therapeutic portions of treatment can make tackling this crisis more straight-forward. Tracking clients from first call to post discharge can ensure the client is getting the treatment they need and enable good performance metrics. Cataloging referents so that they can be kept in the loop as treatment progresses is very important to the client and to your business. Having an tool to track this data is key to knowing how effective your treatment is.

Managing the medical piece can be daunting, including the ordering, dispensing and administering medications; detox meds, opiate inhibitors, injectables, for example. Tracking vitals, any primary care type of physical issues the client ails form; all need to be managed and tracked, and having a EHR that is built for this type of documentation can be extremely helpful.

All of this is possible with Streamline Healthcare Solution's SmartCare™. A complete application for the management of special populations. SmartCare EHR is seamlessly integrated with both Practice Management and Medication Management. To learn more about its full capabilities, visit the SmartCare section on our website or reach out to us directly.

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AURORA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER CHOOSES SMARTCARE TO ENHANCE THEIR SERVICES

Kalamazoo, MI – [October 4, 2017] Streamline Healthcare Solutions (Streamline) announced a new partnership with Aurora Mental Health Center in Aurora, CO (AuMHC) to assist with standardizing their processes throughout the organization and integrating data to enhance the quality of services provided to clients.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Streamline for our new electronic health record software. We look forward to working together to enhance the quality of services we provide our clients, their families and our community.” - Kathie Snell, Chief Operating Officer, Aurora Mental Health Center

AuMHC was founded in 1975 by Ellin Mrachek and a group of Aurora residents. Since then, the Center has grown into a full-service community mental health center with more than 400 employees providing services in 16 specialty clinics, located in seven counseling and specialized service centers, six residential facilities, public schools, two county departments of human services, in homes and foster homes and at other community locations. Through this growth over the years, internal processes have varied and data has become divided across the locations.

By implementing Streamline’s web-based SmartCare™ electronic health record (EHR), staff will be allowed to easily access the solution and enter their documentation; resulting in a uniform workflow among various programs. Additionally, any staff (that should encounter network difficulties) will have the ability to access the disconnected solution to enter notes. Once they are back online, their notes will sync with SmartCare; giving staff the confidence to provide quality services to their clients while maintaining data integrity.

SmartCare integrates the entire care process with clinical, practice and medication management, and state specific Medicaid reporting requirements. Integrating this data will allow AuMHC to report directly out of the database or to utilize the Streamline Data Warehouse.

The Data Warehouse is designed to efficiently maximize reporting of large data over time. In addition to a nightly process that pulls data from SmartCare, the Data Warehouse is architected to allow sourcing of data from any data source. The platform can be used to jump-start creation of an enterprise data warehouse and incorporate information from multiple data sources such as accounting systems, human resources, etc. Combining the ease of entering data along with the robust reporting capabilities, AuMHC will have the tools available to meet both CMS Meaningful Use (stages 2-3) and MACRA: MIPS & APMs.

“We are very excited to add Aurora Mental Health Center to our growing list of partners in Colorado. AuMHC provides a broad spectrum of services and will be able to leverage the work done by Streamline with other partners to meet the unique requirements of State of Colorado.” – Javed Husain, Co-Founder/Co-CEO, Streamline Healthcare Solutions.

About Aurora Mental Health Center
Aurora Mental Health Center is a private, nonprofit organization that has been serving our community with a wide range of mental health services since 1975. We not only utilize proven programs and methods for helping people cope with mental illness and attain good mental health, we help educate and coach people to remain emotionally healthy no matter what type of circumstances may arise.

Our highly qualified therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers provide individual, group, and family counseling, as well as consultation and educational services that focus on prevention and wellness.

We offer 29 specialty programs located in 12 counseling and specialized services centers in Aurora, and provide services in public schools, county departments of human services, jails and courts, medical offices, and in homes and other community locations. We strive to help as many children, adults and families as possible live life to the fullest.
Please visit us at: http://www.aumhc.org

About Streamline
Streamline delivers web-based software for healthcare organizations to provide and coordinate specialized behavioral service delivery processes. Streamline’s SmartCare™ solution was developed to truly integrate all departments; moving them to a more holistic service model. Streamline’s software solutions are well suited for organizations who wish to have a system that can incorporate its entire business processes into a single solution, with the ability to continue to grow as business-lines needs evolve. Streamline has been offering software in the behavioral health marketplace since 2003.
Please visit us at: http://www.streamlinehealthcare.com

For more information please contact:
Streamline Healthcare Solutions
Cristina Prince, Marketing Manager
info@streamlinehealthcare.com
312-933-2486
http://www.streamlinehealthcare.com/news/
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THE LARGEST PROVIDER OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES IN DANE COUNTY SELECTS SMARTCARE AS THEIR ALL-INCLUSIVE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SOFTWARE SOLUTION

Kalamazoo, MI – [September 25, 2017] Journey Mental Health Center (Journey) is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to purchase the Streamline Healthcare Solutions, SmartCare™ electronic health record system (EHR). Journey, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with more than 500 staff members, is the largest community based mental health and substance use treatment center serving Dane County. Journey also offers services in Columbia, Dodge, Richland, and Sauk Counties.

“Streamline understands Journey’s unique service offerings, including our integration of primary care services and our behavioral health model that offers various levels of care to clients based on their short- and long-term recovery needs,” said Ron Lampert, Journey president and CEO. “This is critically important as we move forward with the implementation of our new EHR.”

"We are excited for our new partnership with Journey Mental Health Center. The partnership with Journey will provide us with more opportunity of expanding into Wisconsin. Our goal is to provide organizations such as Journey a truly flexible and comprehensive application that will grow with them.” says David Ryland, Co-CEO of Streamline Healthcare Solutions.

About Streamline: Streamline Healthcare Solutions (Streamline) delivers web-based software for healthcare organizations to provide and coordinate specialized behavioral service delivery processes. Streamline’s SmartCare™ solution was developed to truly integrate all departments; moving them to a more holistic service model. Streamline’s software solutions are well suited for organizations who wish to have a system that can incorporate its entire business processes into a single solution, with the ability to continue to grow as business-lines needs evolve.

About Journey Mental Health Center: Journey Mental Health Center Inc. (Journey) is a nationally known as a leader in progressive, community-based, culturally competent, person-centered/recovery focused and trauma informed services. Journey is a private, non-profit corporation located in Madison, Wisconsin.
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I AM BOUNDLESS CHOOSES SMARTCARE TO CONSOLIDATE ACCESS TO CLINICAL RECORDS AND PROVIDE A PLATFORM FOR GROWTH

Kalamazoo, MI – [September 12, 2017] Streamline Healthcare Solutions announces a new partnership with I Am Boundless in Columbus, OH to assist with standardizing their clinical documentation and billing processes.

"In our search for the right EHR system, conducting the comparisons were both extensive and exhausting. A few of our goals were to become a paperless organization as well as implement a centralized electronic access point to clinical information. We chose Streamline (SmartCare) over other EHR systems because it fulfills those goals among others and provides the flexibility we need to fit all of our current and future needs." – Tamika Bailey, Director, Information Technology, I Am Boundless

I Am Boundless provides an array of mental health, education and support services to those with disabilities across a variety of outpatient, residential, home and community based settings. The diverse service offering required that they select a system that is flexible enough to accommodate the unique requirements of each program. Additionally, I Am Boundless, like many other providers in OH, needed to adapt to the new OH Medicaid Re-design requirements and realized that Streamline understood, and was ready to accommodate those changes with minimal disruption to the workflow process.

“We are excited to partner with I Am Boundless. They are an organization experiencing tremendous growth and change. We are very happy to help them both with their immediate needs of complying with upcoming regulatory changes in Ohio and also providing a technology platform for their future growth.” – Javed Husain, Co-Founder/Co-CEO, Streamline Healthcare Solutions.

About I Am Boundless
I Am Boundless serves individuals with a range of challenges including autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Programs include clinical, education, vocational and a variety of support programs. Unique offerings such as the Parent Directed Program, where family members are actively directing care, make I Am Boundless a cutting-edge service provider.

I Am Boundless Website: http://www.iamboundless.org

About Streamline
Streamline delivers web-based software for healthcare organizations to provide and coordinate specialized behavioral service delivery processes. Streamline’s SmartCare™ solution was developed to truly integrate all departments; moving them to a more holistic service model. Streamline’s software solutions are well suited for organizations who wish to have a system that can incorporate its entire business processes into a single solution, with the ability to continue to grow as business-lines needs evolve. Streamline has been offering software in the behavioral health marketplace since 2003.

Please visit us at: www.streamlinehealthcare.com

For more information please contact:
Cristina Prince, Marketing Manager
info@streamlinehealthcare.com
312-933-2486

http://www.streamlinehealthcare.com/news/
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