HEALTHCARE AT HOME:
THE  ROWAN TECHNOLOGY REPORT

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Overland Park, Kansas — April 9, 2018 — Today Netsmart officially announced a cloud-based comprehensive electronic health record (EHR) platform called myUnity™, that will serve the entire care continuum of care at home and senior living providers. The platform is the next step in the Netsmart strategy to support and integrate the entire care at home and senior living ecosystems with all of healthcare.

"We have a fundamental belief that as individuals traverse different care settings with community providers, their care record should follow them, regardless of the setting or provider," said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. "And, as our clients provide that care they need complete, immediate and easy access to information that captures a person's entire health story. Not only does this arm them with the right information to deliver whole-person care, but by having all functions integrated, post-acute organizations can easily deliver positive outcomes. All of this contributes to making them a valuable referral partner to payers and providers."

The myUnity platform goes beyond a traditional EHR by leveraging the most strategic components of the existing Netsmart home care, hospice and senior living solutions, into a unified enterprise platform. It combines the unique requirements of each care setting and provides workflows and processes designed to specifically address value-based care for organizations of all sizes. From a single site or line of business to a national, multi-site organization, myUnity is agile enough to meet an organization's current and future needs.

"Solutions designed only for a fee-for-service model are creating barriers for providers who are trying to succeed in today's evolving payment environment," said Valentine. "We see the need to provide our clients with the technology solutions they require to remain competitive as health systems and payers continue to narrow their referral networks. Our clients are known throughout the industry as innovators that are redefining what care at home and senior living look like as they work through community-specific challenges and constant pressures of new payment models. myUnity is the delivery on our promise to create a platform that will adapt and scale with an organization and assist them in meeting their needs and requirements today, and well into the future."

myUnity goes above and beyond a basic EHR with actionable analytics, interoperability and consumer and family engagement capabilities. Netsmart clients were able to check out the myUnity platform at #CONN18 in Phoenix earlier this week.

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