Netsmart Technologies to Provide Software and Services to North Care Center

Contract Includes Clinical, Financial and Decision Support Solutions for Daily Operations and Strategic Planning

Great River, New York (May 03, 2006) –

Netsmart Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ SC: NTST), a leading provider of enterprise-wide software for health and human services organizations, today announced it has entered into a $520,000 contract with North Care Center of Oklahoma City, Okla. for software and professional services.

Under the agreement, North Care Center will license the Netsmart CMHC/MIS software suite for use by staff in a wide variety of key agency operations, including scheduling, billing, treatment planning and reporting.

“After considering a number of potential software providers, we selected Netsmart because of the comprehensive nature of their offerings, their ability to assess and understand our business and clinical requirements, and their leadership in our industry,” said Butch Rice, chief financial officer, North Care Center.

North Care Center is a private, non-profit organization providing a wide range of community-based counseling and support services to individuals and families throughout Oklahoma. North Care Center’s professional staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, nurses, case managers, parent aides and mentors.

In addition to the core Netsmart CMHC/MIS functionality, North Care intends to utilize Netsmart’s ACCEOS® solution for decision support solution and Integrated Records Management System (IRMS) image conversion services.

“It’s gratifying to serve forward-thinking agencies like North Care,” said James Gargiulo, Netsmart executive vice president, Clients and Solutions. “They’recommitted both to immediate process improvements in their daily operation and longer term planning for emerging reporting, clinical care and practice management standards.”

For more information about Netsmart Technologies solutions, call 1-800-421-7503 or visit

About Netsmart Technologies, Inc.
Netsmart Technologies, Inc., based in Great River, N.Y., is an established, leading supplier of enterprise-wide software solutions for health and human services providers, with more than 1,250 clients, including more than 30 systems with state agencies. Netsmart’s clients include health and human services organizations, public health agencies, mental health and substance abuse clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and managed care organizations.

Netsmart’s products are full-featured information systems that operate on a variety of operating systems, hardware platforms, and mobile devices, and offer unlimited scalability.

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ACCEOS is a registered trademark of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

Source: Netsmart