Calif. taps Netsmart for health software

A California regional mental health authority has awarded a contract to Netsmart Technologies Inc. to deliver a system to manage processes such as scheduling and clinical assessments.

The five-year deal calls for using Netsmart's Avatar Practice Management and Clinician Workstation software by nine county mental-health organizations.

The counties will use Avatar to facilitate processes, including client scheduling and tracking, clinical assessment, treatment planning and claims authorizations.

The contract with the California Regional Mental Health System Coalition Joint Powers Authority is worth about $1.9 million, the company said.

The Avatar software will be provided in an application service provider environment, eliminating the need for the counties to maintain hardware and IT infrastructure related to the Netsmart software.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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