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Influential Addiction Treatment Conference in New York

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SMART Management, Inc. is proud to serve as the electronic health record for Montefiore-Einstein Division of Substance Abuse. This remarkable organization recently hosted a day-long addiction treatment conference in New York.  

This gathering – On the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic – was for treatment professionals seeking to increase their exposure to information about the latest advancements in the field. Presenters and panelists took an intensive look at the history and future of opioid use disorder, and it’s the effect on the surrounding communities 

Attendees enjoyed knowledge sharing with experts from Montefiore, Einstein, Boston Medical Center, NYU Langone, The Rockefeller University, and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Moreover, a panel of patients took part, speaking in detail about their experiences in treatment. Besides the thought-provoking sessions, attendees also participated in naloxone training, received kits, and enjoyed a complimentary lunch while perusing the Montefiore OUD patient art exhibit. 

“We hope that this conference inspires people to really expand treatment…they too can do this..”

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham Montefiore Medical Center, Physician

Celebrating 50 years of addiction treatment, innovations, and recovery 

This addiction treatment conference was also an opportunity to celebrate 50-years of Montefiore, leading the way in addiction treatment, innovations, and discovery. This commitment follows their 135-year tradition of providing exceptional, coordinated, compassionate, and leading-edge healthcare. Rated several times as one of the Best Hospitals by U.S. News, Montefiore applies this standard to every area of care they provide. 

“I wanted to thank everyone who volunteered, participated or attended this conference since it could not have happened without you. For those of you who were not able to attend, we also appreciate your commitment and dedication to working in our clinics and serving our high need patient population.” 

Leon GarfinkelMontefiore, Manager of Information Technology Systems

 

Watch the video recap: http://bronx.news12.com/story/41095367/montefiores-division-of-substance-abuse-looks-forward-in-50year-celebration

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Medication Dispensing Software for Opioid Addiction Treatment

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SMART is now serving Ohio with medication-dispensing software for opioid treatment. Beyond patient dosing, this EHR is a 100% paperless, complete clinic management system. It provides the functionality for admissions, insurance billing, as well as clinical and medical services.
 
Community Action Against Addiction (CAAA) chose SMART to streamline their OTP operations. This nonprofit operates OTP, residential, and outpatient services with a caring and supportive staff. “From the CEO through to the security team, this staff cared about their clients,” shared SMART’s Lead Training Specialist Cassity Asher. “Their number one focus was meeting the need of the client and how SMART would help them reach that objective.” Likewise, helping providers focus on patient care is a priority for SMART. After all, SMART was specifically designed to improve efficiencies at their own network of addiction treatment facilities. Today this mission continues with partners like CAAA.
 

Time-saving systems improve patient care

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Charlene (L) and Lera (R), CAAA Billing department

Being totally paperless is essential to maximizing productivity. It saves time and resources by eliminating redundant data entry and storing all data electronically. This helps treatment teams organize, locate, and access patient data more efficiently.

The clinical and medical modules in SMART’s paperless EHR improve team collaboration and patient care. Real-time treatment data means no more wasted time sorting through paper charts. Everyone has real-time access to the most current patient data, which improves patient safety and reduces risk to the clinic.
 
Further improving patient care, SMART’s medication inventory management helps staff decrease dosing errors with “checks and balances” to ensure inventory accuracy. And SMART supports medication dispensing, patient check-in queue, dose verification, along with all DEA reporting. Customizable templates make gathering and saving important information a smooth and reliable process. Each staff member can see what information is required.
 
And the Insurance Billing Module simplifies billing and self-pay account management by minimizing data entry. It also includes reporting capabilities to track and manage finances. During implementation, SMART provides system training, including a thorough review of this module. CAAA’s Billing Specialist, Charlene shared that “The billing trainer was extremely knowledgeable in training the billing department.”