Kindred Healthcare and Netsmart have announced a partnership to create a clinical platform.

The companies hope to build and support integrated post-acute solutions, using staff from both organizations.

“As a leader in the use of EMRs in LTAC hospitals, we recognize the need to adapt as the healthcare industry quickly moves to a value-based care model,” said Benjamin A. Breier, Kindred’s president and Chief Executive Officer. “Netsmart has a proven track record of innovation, experience connecting major acute care hospitals with post-acute services, and a shared vision of future healthcare needs.”

The goal is to expand the functionality of Kindred’s medical records systems through its LTAC hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and Lacuna Health, an offshoot with nurse-led engagement solutions.

“This partnership advances our objective of developing a clinical platform for providers that are integrated with post-acute care,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “These provider organizations require comprehensive platforms built to meet their unique needs, and we look forward to addressing that market opportunity by collaborating with Kindred.”