Netsmart Technologies is an American company that develops and sells health information technology, including electronic health records, especially for organizations and entities in the behavioral health field. It was founded in 1992 although its technology origins go back to 1968 with the founding of Creative Socio-Medics, which it acquired in 1994. Netsmart has since grown via many other acquisitions. It is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Netsmart Technologies was originally known as Medical Services Corporation. Created in September 1992, this was a holding company which did business under a subsidiary called Carte Medical Corporation. In October 1993, Medical Services Corp. merged its subsidiary into itself and became directly known as Carte Medical. In June 1994, Carte Medical acquired Creative Socio-Medics (CSM). Creative Socio-Medics had been founded by Gerald O. Koop and John F. Phillips in 1968. It had then been acquired in 1973 by Advanced Computer Techniques (ACT), a New York City-based software company that specialized in language compilers but also engaged in information technology consulting and hosted service bureaus. CSM specialized in delivering software products and hardware and software services in the human services field, specifically for behavioral health providers such as psychiatric hospitals and mental health clinics. In 1989, CSM had stopped sharing physical facilities with the rest of ACT and relocated to Islip, New York on Long Island. CSM had tended to be profitable some years but not other years and was rarely in solid financial shape. By the early 1990s, ACTs other businesses had been closed down and it was motivated to sell CSM as well.