Category Archives: Leadership

#FUTURES17 – WEEK 10 – Summer Wrap-Up

Time sure flies when you’re having fun and we can’t believe how quickly it has zoomed by! Our 2017 FUTURES class has worked diligently over the last 10 weeks, working directly with our associates and client partners as we work to provide top-notch electronic health record solutions to providers in behavioral health, social services and post-acute communities.

Our FUTURES program has provided opportunities for learning and development to many young and talented college individuals as they dive into real-world work experience. Many FUTURES return as full-time Netsmart associates while others pursue other professional endeavors. No matter where their road leads, we are proud to have been part of their professional journey and appreciate the effort they put forth when they spend their time with us.

Join Engineering FUTURE Adan Rutiaga, Consulting FUTURE Michael Johnson, and Learning & Development FUTURE Jocelin McGovern as they take some time to summarize and reflect on their summer experience as a Netsmart FUTURE.

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#FUTURES17 – Week 9 – Technology Roundup

#FUTURES17 – Week 9 – Technology Roundup

Technology, like healthcare, moves and evolves at a rapid pace. If you want to remain competitive in the tech industry, it’s important to stay as up-to-date and current on all of the latest and greatest in development. At Netsmart, we’re proud to offer advanced and dynamic health IT solutions to improve the lives of individuals. And it’s our knowledgeable associates who help make it all happen!

This week, join Engineering FUTURE Nicholas Robless, Plexus Cloud FUTURE Nathan Bailey and Engineering FUTURE Braden Schroeder as they share their favorite resources to keep them in-the-know on all of the latest in technology development trends.

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#FUTURES17 – WEEK 6 – Women in Healthcare

Woman are increasingly making waves in fields once dominated by men, such as healthcare. In a world where healthcare is ever-changing, there are those that rise above and beyond to evolve and create new solutions for the industry. These women are upholding the backbone of healthcare. They are working tirelessly to revolutionize and transform the field to improve the lives of individuals everywhere.

Join Engineering FUTURES Diamond McNeill, Morgan Kuerschner and, Julia Drahozal along with Consulting FUTURE Hannah Valentine as they highlight a few women of influence in healthcare and impact they are making on the industry.

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#FUTURES17 – Week 2 – Know Your Mentor!

We’re wrapping up week two in our FUTURES program and everyone is having a great time!

FUTURES are paired with two departmental associates who serve as a manager and a mentor during the duration of the summer. This week, join Megan Wurts, Delivery Analyst FUTURE, Erin Coots, Software Engineer FUTURE, Alex Beattie, Software Engineer FUTURE and Will Givens, Cloud Systems Engineer FUTURE, as they get to know their awesome managers and mentors better!

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Meet Andrew Mersman – Senior Director, myEvolv

Andrew Mersman

Next in our Meet the Clinicians series, we feature Senior Director, myEvolv, Andrew Mersman. He is one of our many talented associates who bring a unique, real-world experience to the the table. From working as a therapist to entering into the healthcare technology field, Andrew has a wonderful background to help us work on and deliver the best solutions for the communities we serve. Get to know Andrew and learn more about him on our CareThreads blog!

Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk – Netsmart Associates Become Mental Health First Aid Instructors

CPR. We’re all aware of this vital, life-saving technique. It is a training many of us have learned at some point in life – in Boy Scouts, after school programs or first aid training because it is a simple way to potentially save someone’s life. But, what if there was a health issue that affected more people than heart attacks and only 1 million people across the United States knew how to save someone from it?

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Tricia (left) and Julie at their Mental Health First Aid training.

Mental illness affects more than 43.8 million adults. That number continues to grow, creating a significant need to prepare individuals to know how to help in mental health emergencies. Managed and operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

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ICYMI – Overland Park Goody Delivery Featured on Kansas City News

Each week, a group of individuals with Heartstrings Community Foundation stops by our Overland Park, Kan., office to give our associates a chance to indulge in tasty treats. Their Goody Delivery service visits the office on Wednesdays and the program provides an opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to work and develop skills for everyday life. Check out their segment on KSHB!