Telecare in the News: Netsmart CONNECTIONS2014

By Rendell Requiro
Senior IT Solution Architect / Telecare Corporation

 Image:  Netsmart Technologies  via  Flickr

Image: Netsmart Technologies via Flickr

Netsmart CONNECTIONS2014 at the Hilton Anaheim was a rockin’ success. This year’s event held Oct. 6-9, 2014, was packed with more than 140 sessions and 200 speakers. Over 1,000 client agencies attended this year’s event.

Attendees from Telecare IT were Megan Andrews, Bob Guyer, and Rendell Requiro.

Rendell Requiro co-presented a session (with Mark Winslow, County of Fresno) entitled Interoperability within California – Current and Future Plans.

The session description follows:

This session will cover current and planned interoperability projects in the California market. A current inventory of County to Provider and myAvatar to HIE projects will be discussed. Current and future plans for integration of CareConnect Referrals capability with myAvatar will also be covered.

The session was well attended with nearly 50 County and Provider staff providing lively discussion and counterpoint throughout the presentation. The primary takeaway was the importance of the LA County DMH web services and 837 data interchange project currently underway with LA County and many of its Contract Providers, including Telecare Corporation.

Lastly, I wanted to announce that I was named Chair of the Avatar National User Group, representing myAvatar users across the United States (States, Counties, and Community-Based Organizations) to Netsmart Executive Management. This one-year term will culminate at Netsmart CONNECTIONS2015 in Washington, DC.