We would like to congratulate Peggy Healy, Executive Vice President of The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), winner of SMART’s AATOD 2015 iPad Air gift give-away. SMART would like to thank everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing you at the next AATOD!
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. They are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.
SMART Management, Inc. would like to recognize and congratulate our esteemed customer/software partner CODAC Behavioral Healthcare for receiving a 3-year CARF accreditation for their Health Homes programs. Health Homes was established in 2010 as a part of the Affordable Care Act and aims to facilitate coordinated care for people with Medicaid who have chronic conditions such as addiction.
This program was developed as a state plan amendment and supported through a pilot project by the Center for Medicaid Services. Health Homes providers bring together:
Comprehensive care management
Comprehensive transitional care/follow-up
Patient & family support
Referral to community & social support services
In a recent Addiction Professional article, CODAC’s CEO Michael Rizzi was interviewed about the significance of integrating care with Health Homes, “The role of the health home is to coordinate, integrate and collaborate with primary care and specialty care physicians so that opioid treatment patients can enter the medical care system, be treated with respect and be encouraged to follow up.”
“CODAC, a non-profit organization based in Cranston, Rhode Island, has provided treatment, recovery and prevention services to individuals, families and communities for almost 40 years. With five convenient locations, CODAC is uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of outpatient recovery, treatment and prevention services to those struggling with the challenges of substance abuse, gambling disorders, behavioral healthcare issues, and other addictive or abusive behaviors. CODAC emphasizes compassionate, personalized and supportive programming.”
SMART Management is excited to attend the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) Annual Conference 2015. The substance use disorders treatment and recovery services conference is being held April 13-14th at Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey. The Conference’s Keynote Speaker, David Mee-Lee, MD will be delivering his presentation titled, “It Isn’t All a Brain Disease”.
PCB has proven to be a valuable resource for information and voluntary credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals, helping SMART to keep our software partners up-to-date within the state of Pennsylvania.
Working closely as partners, SMART has refined our EHR Software to meet the unique needs of multi-modality Pennsylvania organizations. SMART Software is a leader in the state of Pennsylvania, providing a Certified Paperless Electronic Health Record and Clinic Management Software to organizations providing Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services. SMART proudly serves several prominent Pennsylvania customers including; Tadiso, Inc., Habit OPCO, Inc., Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Discovery House, and Montgomery County Methadone Center (MCMC). Our customized Pennsylvania model allows clinics to spend more time delivering high-quality patient treatment.
SMART is looking forward to connecting with our current Pennsylvania partners and to building new relationships. Stop by our booth, take a tour of the clinic management software, and grab a new SMART coffee cup!
“PCB is a private, non-profit corporation which offers voluntary credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals. PCB implements standards and testing for certification of addiction counselors, prevention specialists, clinical supervisors, case managers, criminal justice addictions professionals, co-occurring disorders professionals, auxiliary professionals, recovery specialists and intervention professionals.
PCB establishes, safeguards, and monitors certification standards for professionals in the substance abuse and other behavioral health fields. It advocates for quality, comprehensive substance abuse and other behavioral health services and offers management to related organizations.”
SMART Software is a leader in supplying Certified Paperless Electronic Health Record and Clinic Management Software to organizations providing Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services. Our state-by-state customized software model allows your team to be efficient when processing and implementing billing and clinical documentation requirements.
SMART is looking forward to connecting with our current Partners and to building new relationships.
About National Council
“National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,000 + member organizations employing 750,000 staff, they serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens – more than 8 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. They are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.”
Throughout all of SMART’s history nothing and no one has been more valuable to our existence than you; our customer.
SMART Management, Inc, VistaPharm, and Clinical Science Laboratories hosted our 4th AATOD Customer Appreciation Celebration at the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta, GA on Monday March 30th at 6:45pm. This was a night of Hors D’oeuvres, cocktails and a few special surprises. Check out the full album!
Once again, I look forward to our continued partnership. Thank you for being a valued SMART customer!
SMART’s Software Division is pleased complete the software installation for the government of Puerto Rico’s “Administración de Servicios de Salud Mental y Contra la Adicción” (ASSMCA). We are excited to welcome them as one of our newest software partners. ASSMCA chose SMART as the preferred EHR vendor for their eight substance use treatment programs that serve approximately 8,000 patients.
This most recent EHR software installation took place at ASSMCA’s Ponce Puerto Rico treatment location. Our team worked with twenty of ASSMCA’s associates and taught them how to implement a paperless system. SMART’s Software installation automated dispensing and DEA inventory management processes along with providing other paperless clinic features.
ASSMCA associates were amazing workers. SMART Customer Relations Specialist, Sandy Silva said of the experience, “This was one of my favorite implementations, we overcame language barriers and developed real relationships their medical and administrative teams.” We are pleased to have ASSMCA’s Ponce Puerto Rico location as one of our newest SMART Partners / Customers.
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Organization for RecoveryThe SMART Software Division is pleased to announce that Organization for Recovery of New Jersey (OFR) has chosen SMART as the EHR Software vendor for their location in Plainfield, NJ serving individuals pursuing recovery. They address all life areas, assisting the client in developing their recovery and becoming a more productive members of society.
While there, we worked closely with 25 OFR associates to implement paperless clinical, medical, and admissions processes. Everyone was amazing to work with and were eager to learn the paperless process with SMART’s Software. It was a great experience to see them learn SMART’s EHR and to see the operational difference after just a few days.
We are very pleased and honored to have Organization for Recovery’s trust and partnership. They selected SMART for our expertise in the field, our proven software model for the state of New Jersey, and for the references they received from our customers.
Organization For Recovery, Inc. was founded in July 1997 as a private, non profit treatment program primarily designed to treat opioid addiction for individuals 18 years and older through medication assisted treatment. Organization For Recovery administers comprehensive, high quality addiction treatment services. They also serve as a community resource preventing, reducing and eliminating harm caused by substance abuse for the surrounding communities.
The team at SMART Management, Inc. and SMART Software are thrilled to congratulate Amr Osman, IT Manager for John Brooks Recovery Center (JBRC), on receiving the NJAMHAA IT Hero Excellence in Technology Award for his outstanding use of new technology. Our team has had the pleasure of working with JBRC since 2005.
Alan Oberman CEO at JBRC explained that when Amr first started with JBRC, “we made the Electronic Health Record the only chart and all personnel were instructed on its use. Amr assisted in training staff on accessing reports and using E-mail and other features of Microsoft Outlook.” Now almost 12 years later, he continues to be a valued team member who has been “instrumental in transitioning us to a more cost effective and streamlined backup system. He also installed a major upgrade to our clinical systems, accounting systems (QuickBooks enterprise system, and telecommunications- internet based). In the past few months he was a key member of our implementation team for an electronic computer based, payroll/ Human resources system.”
The IT Hero Award is given to leaders in the field that have exhibited qualities essential to encourage the development of technological advancements in the treatment and recovery sector, and Amr certainly embodies these qualities. Alan stated that, “Amr is a very loyal, honest, trustworthy, and hard working staff member that we at John Brooks Recovery Center appreciate very much. He is an asset to our organization in helping us fulfill our mission.”
About John Brooks Recovery Center
It is the mission of John Brooks Recovery Center to provide quality, scientifically based, individualized substance abuse treatment services to NJ residents for the prevention, reduction and elimination of the harm caused by substance abuse.
Each holiday season, President David Piccoli, II hosts the entire staff of SMART Management, Inc. and SMART Software for a festive company Christmas party. This year’s party was held at the Squantum Association in East Providence, Rhode Island. Associates enjoyed an evening of fine dining, dancing, music by DJ Dox Ellis, and getting their pictures taken at the Photo Boyz photo booth.
On behalf of SMART Associates, a very special thank you to David for his thoughtfulness and generosity this and every year. Merry Christmas and Happy holidays from SMART Management, Inc.
Neil Pandya, EHR Manager at Alternatives, Inc. (left)
The NJAMHAA IT Conference was held December 3, 2015 and attended by approximately 200 treatment professionals from all over the New Jersey area.
NJAMHAA is a community based system made up of members that work within the Behavioral Healthcare and Substance Abuse Treatment field. The conference focused on IT related issues faced by the treatment community.
SMART Software provides a Certified Paperless Electronic Health Record and Clinic Management Software to organizations offering Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services in the state of New Jersey. NJAMHAA has proven to be a vital tool for staying on the cutting edge and in-tune with governmental changes, and the behavioral healthcare treatment climate in New Jersey.
SMART’s Software Team would like to thank everyone who visited our booth and spent time getting to know our company and product. We appreciated the opportunity to become personally acquainted with you and your organization. We had a great experience, meeting with current customers and building new relationships with attendees.
We would like to congratulate and highlight Neil Pandya, EHR Manager at Alternatives, Inc. of Raritan, NJ, winner of our Best Buy gift card giveaway. Alternatives, Inc. “provides comprehensive services to individuals/families with special needs to enable them to reach their highest level of independence and integration into the community.”