Acadia’s Gifford Street Wellness Center Chooses SMART’s Paperless EHR


Associates of Acadia Gifford

Acadia’s Gifford Street Wellness Center recently chose the SMART Solution, a 100% paperless EHR, to manage their clinic’s record keeping. They serve the New Bedford area with individualized therapy and opioid treatment services. Their approach allows them to identify the medication and therapeutic interventions needed to provide personalized treatment.

For over 25 years, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) facilities have increased their efficiencies with SMART’s insurance, clinical, medical, dosing, scheduling and drug testing modules. The clinical and medical features allow teams to collaborate and share patient information securely and in real-time. Moreover, the SMART Solution has automated functions that help guide the treatment team to more informed treatment decisions

Gifford Street Wellness Center chose SMART’s EHR for its 100% paperless functionality and for the level of care provided by support. Clinical Supervisor, James Leverone said “The ease of use with this software is fantastic! Very speedy response times as well.” The team at SMART looks forward to continuing to meet their needs in the future.

About Gifford Street Wellness Center

Gifford Street Wellness Center provides outpatient opioid treatment with medication assisted care. Medications recommended are based on individual needs. In addition to their therapeutic approach, this clinic uses Methadone and Suboxone/buprenorphine-assisted treatment to aid patient’s recovery.  Learn more


The Change of an Era – Discovery House

In December, the Discovery House program directors came to SMART headquarters for the final Leadership University. The group of Discovery House clinics is SMART’s longest standing EHR customer and was managed by SMART until November.  After 24 years of ongoing collaboration, SMART and Discovery House succeeded in aligning a proprietary EHR product to the daily operations and management of the 19 Discovery House clinics in four unique states. The corporate mission and commitment to providing comprehensive, quality and holistic services for persons affected by addiction has come full circle.

Discovery House remains a leader in Outpatient Treatment and saving lives. SMART contributed to the success of the clinics and Discovery House served as a window to clinic requirements and challenges. SMART’s President/CEO David L. Piccoli, II said, “It takes great pride and deep emotion to build and lead an organization committed to saving lives… Discovery House has touched so many patients, families, and communities over the years and has always remained true to our core mission.” Year-end 2015 marks the changing of roles in this successful long-term collaboration. Discovery House will proceed under the care and management of the acclaimed network of Acadia Healthcare’ Community Treatment Centers.

This leadership university was a great opportunity for continued support and unity during this transition. On the final day of the gathering it was evident that the organizations have developed a strong and lasting bond.  SMART looks forward to a continued partnership with Discovery House as a software customer and wish them all the best as they prepare to grow with Acadia.

This move allows us, more than ever before, to be 100% focused on creating and maintaining the best software product available to help our partners operate at the highest level possible. Our team is energized to bring you more of what you love about SMART and will strive to improve where needed with dedicated resources to ensure that you are, not just satisfied, but downright delighted.