SMART has an extensive history in supporting influential substance abuse treatment providers. Learn more in our EHR software news about partner stories about how this tool can transform patient care.

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MAT or MBT?

In March 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report titled “Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Saves Lives”. It can be read for free online here or purchased as an eBook from The National Academies Press.

The 156-page report arrives at these seven conclusions (sourced directly from the report linked above):

 

  • Opioid use disorder is a treatable chronic brain disease.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration–approved medications to treat opioid use disorder are effective and save lives.
  • Long-term retention on medication for opioid use disorder is associated with improved outcomes.
  • Lack of availability or utilization of behavioral interventions is not a sufficient justification to withhold medications to treat opioid use disorder.
  • Most people who could benefit from medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder do not receive it, and access is inequitable across subgroups of the population.
  • Medication-based treatment is effective across all treatment settings studied to date. Withholding or failing to have available all U.S. Food and Drug Administration–approved classes of medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder in any care or criminal justice setting is denying appropriate medical treatment.
  • Confronting the major barriers to the use of medications to treat opioid use disorder is critical to addressing the opioid crisis.

 

If you’re reading this, you most likely have experience in the provision of OUD treatment services and were nodding your head in agreement at each one of the conclusions as you read it.

Evidently, Mark Parrino, President of AATOD, agrees…to a point. In his May 2019 analysis of the report he says that the report is both “thoughtful and comprehensive” and suggests “the report has great value and should be widely read“.

However, he also expresses disapproval of the term “Medication-Based Treatment”, as it pertains to opioid use disorder, and disagrees with some of the report’s recommendations for which he says are “divorced from the evidence stated in the report and there are contradictions in different sections of the recommendations“.

Over 15 years ago, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) coined the term “Medication Assisted Treatment” (MAT) indicating that clinical support services should be used in conjunction with the medication.

While the report projects an understanding that opioid use disorder is a complex disease and not simply a neurological disorder, Mr. Parrino notes that “Like most complex illnesses, it has a number of behavioral components.” and asserts that “this represents a contradiction in the approach of medication being the treatment“.

As for the report’s recommendations, he specifically disagrees with this assertion in the report’s assertion in its seventh conclusion that a major barrier to treatment is “Current regulations around methadone and buprenorphine, such as waiver policies, patient limits, restrictions on settings, and other policies that are not supported by evidence or employed for other medical disorders.

Mr. Parrino suggests “The true limitation to access to the availability of OTPs are based on zoning board restrictions, legislative interventions, moratoriums on opening new OTPs and the lack of third-party reimbursement.

Agree or disagree with its recommendations, one thing this study’s conclusions do is prove that these are not just beliefs of people involved with opioid use disorder treatment…they are facts.

 

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SMART Software COVID-19 Support Announcement

As COVID-19 makes its way across the globe, it’s affecting our communities in different ways. One that is acutely affected is the healthcare community. As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely, the health and well-being of our clients, partners, and our employees is of utmost importance to us. As a partner to your business, we also understand the critical need to limit any impact this health event could have on our service to our clients. We are focused on our preparedness efforts to maintain a safe work environment for our staff while also sustaining business operations.

Our leadership is working to ensure our ability to continue essential work and deliver the products and services you rely on. We plan to continue to serve you 24/7, as you serve your patients through this time of crisis. We have a plan in place that is managed by a dedicated team who are committed to keeping our operations running smoothly so that we can provide you with the best possible service. This is an unprecedented situation. We are following the lead of the CDC with regard to important COVID-19 containment precautions, such as limiting travel and maintaining social distance.

Our plan includes the following:

  • We have ensured that our staff can work from home as needed in order to prevent the spread of any illnesses so that we can continue to provide support 24/7 for all customers.
  • All Tier 1 and Tier 2 customer support teams are able to perform their roles remotely while still maintaining proper levels of security and privacy.
  • We ask that you continue to use our Software Support portal to submit incidents. We will continue to operate as normal.

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We hope you, your families, and staff stay healthy through this time. If you have additional questions, please contact your Partner Success Manager.

In the case of an emergency, please call 800.942.4540 or 401.780.2300.

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Alexa! Remind Me to Take my Medication at 6:00PM Everyday

The Health Information Management Systems Society, HIMSS, has been publishing tidbits for over a year now regarding how “connected home assistants” like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Assistant are making their way into the healthcare space.

One year ago, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released estimates that reported the number of “smart speakers” installed in the U.S. reached 66.7 million by the end of 2017 and grew by 78%, rising to 118.5 million units installed by the end of 2018 across 28% of the 128 million households in the U.S. Projections are that 75% of households will have a smart speaker installed by 2025.

The apps that drive this technology are installed on smart phones and tablets. Nearly 266 million people in the U.S. have a smart phone and that’s expected to grow to 285 million by 2023.

Couple the large-scale availability of the technology with cloud solutions setting a new paradigm with privacy and security and the expansion of these services  into the healthcare sector seems to be a natural migration.

Imagine your iPhone or Android phone vibrating at 6:00PM with a reminder for you to take your medication. Or, consider being able to say “Siri! Add an appointment in my calendar for 8:00AM on October 12 for my physical exam with Dr. Smith.” and then automatically receiving an alert on your phone one week prior to that reminding you to get your bloodwork done.

As for the technology making its way into substance abuse treatment, we’re not quite there yet, but the study referenced in this Technology Networks article indicates that the future could be promising. One could imagine the usefulness of this technology not only for getting at-risk people help at the moment they need it, but also keeping patients in treatment engaged with their treatment and their treatment provider.

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Does 42 CFR Part 2 Need an Overhaul?

A March 4, 2020 post from the Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance, backing up earlier posts on March 2 and one from November 2019, refueled the discussion as to whether 42 CFR Part 2 should be made more compatible with HIPAA.

Some believe that, while the 2018 revisions to 42 CFR Part 2 provided some modernization of the 1975 law, it didn’t go far enough. A case in point is an October 2019 letter to SAMHSA penned by Maeghan Gilmore, Chair, Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2:

“Care coordination and case management are essential for whole-person, integrated approaches to care, which have been proven to produce the best outcomes for patients. However, these activities depend on the effective and timely sharing of information. Including care coordination and case management under the definition of health care operations in Part 2 would reduce the likelihood of barriers or delays, promoting more integrated care for patients…that it 42 CFR Part 2 should align with HIPAA to ensure that all of a patient’s treatment providers have access to their entire health record.”

An earlier attempt at overhauling 42 CFR Part 2 was the bipartisan Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (H.R. 6082 (115)). This bill passed the House in 2018 but later died in the Senate for fear that “it would discourage patients from seeking SUD treatment for fear of facing discrimination or potential legal consequences”.

In April, 2019, a new bipartisan bill to amend 42 CFR Part 2 regulations was introduced in both the House and Senate. Nearly a year later this latest attempt has yet to make it past the status of “introduced” in either house.

It’s likely to meet the same fate as the last attempt, for reasons best articulated by Alison Knopf of the Addition Treatment Forum, in her November 2018 blog post. She asserts that the proposed bills put the 42 CFR Part 2 regulations “under siege”.

For this Congress, anyway, it’s unlikely that any changes to 42 CFR Part 2 regulations will be made. Depending on the results of the November 2020 elections, though, that could change in the 117th Congress. Time will tell. If you are looking for more information on substance abuse EHR software, reach out today. 

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Six Ways SMART’s EHR Increases Productivity

 SMART’s EHR software, powered by Amazon Web Services, is a cloud-based solution designed to help manage outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, primarily for treatment of opioid use disorders (OUDs) using medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

The SMART EHR aids in enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of the treatment program through its patient-centered design, “100% paperless” capability, workflow automation, enhanced communication across the multi-disciplinary team and vital management-level reporting to support accreditation and regulatory compliance.

The implementation process for new software partners is fast and efficient, intended to get your treatment team up and running quickly, with virtually no down-time, resulting in a successful startup and future success. The process begins with a kick-off meeting followed by a full needs assessment, system settings evaluation, installation, training, go-live with on-site assistance, post-installation training and the eventual transition to customer support and account management. Our partners enjoy SMART’s unparalleled support services, available 24x7x365 with 5-to-5 coverage on weekdays. “We’re here when you’re there”.

SMART’s EHR will help you:

1. Save on resources:

SMART’s platform saves on operational and equipment costs, virtually eliminates software update costs, scales as needed and substantially reduces the burden on your IT resources.

In compliance with HIPAA HITECH and 42 CFR Part 2, SMART’s EHR utilizes fully encrypted data management and provides safe and secure access by authorized individuals anywhere. Risk is minimized while maximizing access, availability, efficiency and disaster recovery in a way that is simply not possible with on-premises solutions.

Ours is a high-performance solution developed with a deep, experience-based understanding of substance abuse treatment. Its ease of use and speed at accessing patient data allows staff to monitor and manage productivity, meet accreditation and regulatory requirements and ensure patients receive the services they need when they need them, even in emergency situations.

2. Increased admissions efficiency:

SMART’s ability to provide a “100% paperless” patient record plays a vital role in enhancing patients’ access to treatment. The intake process is based upon SMART’s own three-phased approach of removing barriers to treatment, initiating treatment and keeping the patient engaged for that critical first 90 days.

The pre-admission process helps increase intake capacity with its customizable screening questionnaire. It gathers all the necessary contact and insurance information, schedules intake appointments and computerizes required intake forms with appropriate signatures.

The screening tool helps to determine whether each patient who presents for treatment is a good fit for the services offered by the facility. Referrals to other agencies can be made and tracked should the patient require a different level of care.

3. Streamline medication administration while reducing risk

SMART’s dosing feature supports medication assisted treatment (MAT) with methadone and buprenorphine-based medications. The software supports split dosing, flexible take-home schedules (including planned leave such as vacations) and scheduled automated increases or decreases over time.

To virtually eliminate medication errors, the medication administration process employs up to 6 factors of identification for each patient, including the patient’s digitized signature. Individual dose amounts are calculated from the patient’s active medical orders at the time of dispensing with automatic label generation for take-home doses.

The medication administration process is supported by a comprehensive inventory management and reporting system, in full compliance with DEA regulations. Barcode scanning is also offered to facilitate compliance with the FDA’s latest drug supply chain regulations.

4. Promoting collaboration among the team and sharing of patient information.

SMART EHR’s patient chart helps promote patient recovery by keeping the entire treatment team updated on each patient’s status. Among the data collected are:

  • Problem statements, in the patient’s own words
  • Interpretive and diagnostic assessments using a fully customizable questionnaire
  • Treatment plans
  • Direct services such as Individual and Group sessions
  • Medical Orders
  • Urine drug screens
  • Medical problems, conditions and diseases (ICD-10 and DSM-5)
  • Allergies
  • Prescribed medications
  • Infectious diseases
  • Vital signs
  • Treatment alerts and notifications
  • Billing and collections data
  • …and more

5. Controlling lab costs and accelerating availability of drug screening results

SMART’s EHR aids in guiding treatment decisions based on toxicology screening results for oral fluid or urine samples.

Fully randomized toxicology screenings can be scheduled at the patient level for intervals from weekly to the minimum 8 times per year required by federal regulations.

Lab results for toxicology screens as well as GC/MS confirmatory tests are recorded in the patient’s chart as soon as they are available. This is typically within 24 to 48 hours but could be sooner, depending upon the lab’s capabilities.

Available reports include specimens due, positive results, negative results, summaries by drug category, statistical summaries and more.

6. Maximizing revenue opportunities

SMART’s patient billing system manages both self-pay patients and patient responsibility for third party payers’ unpaid balances. Self-pay patients are billed automatically with balances constantly monitored and regular alerts to remind patients when payments are due.

SMART’s integral and comprehensive 3rd party billing automatically bills for services provided and eliminates the need for a clearinghouse by directly generating EDI files certified by Optum Insight to be fully compliant with HIPAA 5010 standards.

Revenue cycle management tools and reporting support both cash- and accrual-based accounting methods, manage aged accounts receivable, help minimize time-to-payment and maximize collection percentages.

SMART’s EHR helps staff organize and conduct daily operations, increasing productivity and enhancing the attainment of executive level goals. Enhance the performance of your treatment programs, improving both business and treatment outcomes.

Increase admissions capacity, realize the efficiencies of paperless charts, streamline patient dosing while reducing risk, promote collaboration amongst your team, control costs, accelerate laboratory results and maximize revenue. Contact SMART today.

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Choosing an EHR: what to consider if you’re a start-up

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If you are a start-up opioid treatment program, the checklist to open your clinic is a mile long. You start with financial analysis and drafting a reasonable budget. Next, filing licensure applications for the states in which you operate. Then you’re ready to decide about whether to purchase, construct, or lease your location. Finally, you are prepared to structure programming, materials, and identify staffing. While you’re thinking about structure, you’re likely also considering how to be efficient from the start. This point is where your EHR selection becomes crucial.    

Why SMART’s EHR is good for start-up addiction treatment programs

Competitive EHR pricing 

SMART’s EHR has competitive pricing that helps clinics scale up as you grow. Pricing includes Admission Pre-Screening, Admissions, Self-Pay Billing, Insurance Billing, Dispensing, Drug Testing, Appointment Scheduling, Incident Reporting, Detailed Reporting, and Free Data Backup.  

Specialized clinic management templates 

SMART’s EHR runs in clinics large and small across the United States. Because of the breadth of regions that SMART serves, this EHR has the State-specific templates and CARF accreditation templates you need to build a strong foundation for your treatment program.   

Unique opioid treatment clinic workflows 

As an opioid treatment provider, your workflows are different than other treatment programs. With over 25 years of proven success, SMART helps organizations streamline their daily processes with advanced automation capabilities to achieve optimal efficiency. Your transition to the SMART Solution provides immediate ROI. The powerful features and functionality allow you to build in business rules, including:  

  1. Screening & admissions 
  2. Service delivery & quality assurance 
  3. Medication dispensing & inventory management 
  4. Self-pay & insurance billing 
  5. Drug test management 

See how SMART’s EHR could save you and your organization a ton of time in a quick demo 

Easy-to-use, easy-to-learn health records software 

SMART’s EHR is easy-to-use, and SMART’s team has the experience to get your organization up and running quickly. Initial set-up includes a full assessment, data conversion, system set-up, and pre-go-live training.  Moreover, the Implementation and Training Team provides on-site and web-based training to ensure that teams are confident and ready to open on day one. Following the EHR go-live, the supportive partnership continues with SMART’s expert Support Team and Partner Services.    

Cloud for all 

Whether a small start-up clinic or a large enterprise organization, the benefits of choosing a cloud-based EHR far outweigh the benefits of on-premise EHRs. In fact, this is a critical component of establishing a reliable and secure foundation for your organization. SMART’s EHR is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). This robust platform is HIPAA compliant, helping covered entities process and store protected health information.  Beyond HIPAA compliance, this cloud-based product increases efficiencies by organizing information in an easy-to-locate way, simplifying quality control. It also improves the speed and performance of patient dosing and reports by enabling simultaneous read/write processes to occur across multiple replicated endpoints.    

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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.”
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LIVE SMART EHR Software Demos at AATOD

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Join our team of experts October 20-22nd at AATOD booth 201 for three days of LIVE SMART EHR Software demos. SMART Management, Inc. is proud to be an AATOD exhibitor since 1992, one year after the establishment of SMART’s EHR. President David L. Piccoli, II created this complete clinic management tool to streamline operations at his family-owned substance abuse treatment programs. Since then, SMART has expanded to serve national and international opioid treatment partners

The AATOD Conference is an essential resource to the opioid addiction treatment field. This renown association works with state and federal agencies to develop guidelines and policies to protect patients and ensure treatment providers’ compliance. AATOD works with members to increase public awareness and access to medication-assisted treatment. The theme of the conference this year is Managing the Opioid Epidemic Through the Continuum of Care.  

Showcasing advantages of Cloud-based EHR System  

Powerful EHR-Platform-powered-by-AWSSMART’s exhibit features our Cloud-Based EHR, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). This powerful platform is HIPAA compliant, helping covered entities process and store protected health information. With hackers threatening organizations of all sizes, security is a top priority. AWS has built-in audit and data integrity controls, malware protection, encryption, backup and storage, automatic log-off, and contingency operations for emergencies or disasters. Learn more in the article 8 Great Security Benefits.  

What medications does SMART Management’s EHR support?  

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SMART’s flexible configuration options allow tailoring of every EHR implementation to the providers’ unique requirements. Such as automating dispensing and inventory management of methadone, Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv, and generic buprenorphine/naloxone films and tablets. Use of Vivitrol (injectable naloxone) is also supported. The medication management and dispensing module use automation and built-in checks and balances to simplify medication management and virtually eliminate medication errors. Auto patient check-in queue, dose verification signature, ID verification, and automated nursing notifications help to limit the risk to both the patient and the agency. 

Additionally, inventory management reports enable quick and accurate information gathering, improving inventory control. Moreover, SMART’s Electronic Health Record Software provides the tools and automation to be ready for DEA audits at a moment’s notice. 

What is included in SMART’s EHR?  

Increase productivity SMART's EHR softwareBeyond medication management, the SMART Solution includes modules for admissions, clinical and medical, drug testing, and an optional add-on insurance billing moduleAs a complete clinic management tool, SMART’s EHR provides the automation and reports capabilities necessary to streamline OTP operations. From admissions to discharge, this EHR helps organizations become some of the most effective and efficient in the industry. Visit us to see why some of the most influential opioid treatment providers choose SMART or request your demo today. 

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Benefits of Electronic Health Records Designed for OTPs

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If you’re an opioid treatment professional, you likely know the benefits of electronic health records. But you may also know how frustrating an EHR can be if it’s not designed to handle your unique workflows. Below is the story of our EHR that is exclusive to OTPs. 

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President/CEO David L. Piccoli, II. (left) pictured with Discovery House founder (and father) David L. Piccoli Sr. (right)

In 1991 David Piccoli, II began working as an Administrative Assistant at Discovery House. Soon after, he was inspired to increase the clinic’s efficiencies. He thought there must be a better way to manage the facility’s endless flow of patient records, billing, and paperwork. “It was very chaotic,” Piccoli recalled. “Nobody had access to information quickly.” However, Piccoli wasn’t satisfied with any of the electronic-records products on the market at that time. The majority of EHR’s focused on just one piece of the business, such as third-party billing or clinic records. “No one ever really combined everything” he noted. 

So, Piccoli decided to create the EHR he wanted. He partnered with a computer programmer and family friend, Paul LeBeau. Together, they built a new clinic management software application for Discovery House. The idea was to digitize and automate a facility’s paperwork, from patient dosing and drug testing to scheduling and third-party billing. It worked so well that they formed SMART Management, Inc., to offer the program to other clinics. This EHR, the SMART Solution, was an integral part of making Discovery House such a successful organization. So, SMART continues to grow into a highly regarded EHR solution for OTP’s.  

Simplify patient dosing and reduce risk

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The medication management and dispensing module in SMART’s EHR Software uses automation and built-in checks and balances to simplify medication management and virtually eliminate medication errors. The software automates dispensing and medication inventory for methadone liquids and solid forms including Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv, and generic buprenorphine/naloxone films and tablets. Use of Vivitrol (injectable naloxone) is also supported. Automated medication dispensing, auto patient check-in queue, dose verification signature, ID verification, and automated nursing notifications promotes patient safety and helps to limit the risk to both the patient and the agency. 

Additionally, inventory management reports enable quick and accurate information gathering, improving inventory control. Moreover, SMART’s Electronic Health Record Software provides you the tools and automation to be ready for DEA audits at a moment’s notice. 

HIPAA compliant hosting to protect patient health information 

SMART’s cloud-based EHR is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), a world-renowned and trusted hosting solution. AWS is HIPAA compliant, helping covered entities subject to HIPAA regulations process, maintain, and store protected health information securely. Learn more about the impact of HIPAA on end-users and EHRs

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FurthermoreAmazon is known to have some of the best data centers in the world, providing multiple sources of redundancy to keep your servers up and running. In the unlikely event that a database restore is necessary, SMART’s Aurora database platform provides precise data protection with nightly back-ups and point-in-time recovery typically within 7-10 minutes. Learn more in the article, EHR Downtime. Impact, Recovery, Preparedness.

Other Benefits of Electronic Health Records 

Features of the SMART Solution help increase admissions, streamline medication administration, promote team collaboration, expedite test results, and maximize revenue. Learn more about SMART’s Cloud-Based EHR Software.