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Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion selects public health software Netsmart Technologies

Netsmart Technologies : 06 November, 2007  (New Product)
Netsmart Technologies has signed an agreement to implement its public health software and provide related services to the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP).
The announcement was made at the American Public Health Association’s 135th Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, USA.

More than 200 DHWP staff will utilise Netsmart’s Insight public health software to facilitate a wide range of clinical and operational processes, including electronic Medical record (EMR), case management, encounter processing, laboratory management, disease management, epidemiology, and billing.

Insight software will be deployed in DHWP clinics system-wide to enable more effective billing processes and confidentially manage cases involving sexually-transmitted diseases (STD), tuberculosis (TB) and Family Planning Title X. Netsmart will also provide a range of implementation services, including project management, installation, consulting services, data conversion, and training.

“Our selection of Netsmart was based on a thorough review of solutions from a variety of software providers,” said Dr Phyllis Meadows, director and public health officer, Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion. “Netsmart’s Insight software has the ability to manage the broad spectrum of programs we currently provide to 200,000 Detroit citizens annually, with the flexibility to handle future growth in a diverse population.”

“We’re pleased to be selected by DHWP to provide the information technology foundation for such a wide range of outstanding community public health programmes,” said James L Conway, Netsmart chief executive officer. “Our leadership position in public health software is demonstrated by the more than 120 state, county and city health departments across the country that have chosen us as their technology partner to meet their clinical and operational requirements.”

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