Discover Substance Abuse Treatment and EHR Events

Curious to learn more about EHR events for addiction treatment providers? SMART Management has a long history of exhibiting at the most influential trade shows in the substance abuse treatment industry. Many of the conferences we attend yield invaluable knowledge seldom found all in one place. We value the opportunity to learn from providers and industry professionals. Learning about the ever-changing needs of the opioid treatment field directly impacts the evolution of our EHR Software. For more on conferences and other events, please see the posts below.

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SMART Electronic Health Record-System USAOTP Conference

Showcasing Electronic Health Record System at USAOTP Texas

SMART Electronic Health Record-System USAOTP Conference

Attendees enjoying SMART’s booth give-a-ways

For a third year, SMART is showcasing our electronic health record system to opioid treatment providers in Texas. The USAOTP Conference in Austin brings together opioid treatment providers for two days of networking and educational sessions. In the past topics have included regulations, ethics, Medicaid and funding, Methadone treatment issues, and the history of addiction. Attendees benefit from sharing and learning best practices through networking.

The influence USAOTP has on our electronic health record system

SMART Associates value the chance to spend face-to-face time with conference attendees. Further, the expressed needs of the opioid addiction treatment field directly impact the evolution of SMART’s EHR. Helping providers deliver the best in class patient care is what drives the functionalities we build into our opioid treatment EHR. The carefully designed features of our EHR can help to implement efficiencies across treatment organizations.

About SMART

SMART Management, Inc. developed the electronic health record system, the SMART Solution/SMART Software, in 1991. This EHR was originally created to improve operational efficiency and increase ROI at SMART’s family-owned network of substance use treatment facilities. Since then, SMART’s Cloud-Based EHR continues to evolve as a result of our extensive clinical experience. And it continues to grow with our partner’s needs. Learn more in FAQs or discover other substance abuse treatment and EHR events.

 

 

New EHR Platform AATOD 2018

New EHR Platform AATOD 2018

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SMART is showcasing our new EHR platform at the AATOD Conference, March 10-14th in New York City.  Since 1991, our EHR has evolved from an on-premise to a cloud-based software solution. Now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosts SMART’s cloud-based EHR. Hundreds of thousands of business, in 190 countries, trust AWS for their hosting needs. This technology helps us deliver our Partners the most powerful EHR solution yet.

Benefits: SMART’s New EHR Platform

New EHR Platform AATOD 2018Our EHR Partners enjoy enhanced information security in AWS. This includes real-time redundant data backups, network isolation, and data encryption. Another benefit is scalability. This is especially important for large enterprise organizations. The size and performance of their data network adjust, as they expand, with no downtime. Partners using SMART’s cloud-based EHR also save on operational costs. Such as equipment upgrades, software updates, and IT resources. And, SMART EHR Partners enjoy the improved efficiency. On AWS, our EHR increases speed and performance and automates key processes.

More on AATOD 2018

AATOD 2018Every eighteen months the AATOD brings together national and international opioid treatment professionals. The conference focus this year is on Advancing & Integrating Specialized Addiction Treatment & Recovery. Presenters and attendees explore the latest in evidence-based treatments, techniques, and collaborative strategies. Learn more

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Striving to be the best EHR Software for OTPs

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SMART Associates and Partners during Strategy Summit

SMART Management, Inc. considers our partners an essential element of being the best EHR Software for opioid treatment programs. Because of this, in late-September, SMART hosted the 2017 SMART Strategy Summit. The Summit brought together leadership teams from SMART Partners all over the U.S. to collaborate on the evolution of the SMART Solution.

Historically, SMART’s EHR software has been an on-premise solution. Today, it is is a 100% paperless cloud-based tool that does so much more than just patient record keeping. Small clinics and large enterprise organizations rely on the SMART Solution to help streamline operations and provide best in class patient care.

What exactly is SMART doing to be the best EHR software for OTPs?

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Partner discussing needs with SMART’s IT Director, Mason Snyder

Listening. We take what we learn from our Partners and work with our Development Teams to integrate their feedback into our electronic health record. The result is a continuously improving technology that grows with the treatment facilities we serve. Following our SMART Strategy Summit in 2013, we set in motion a variety of Partner requests. The request for increased EHR speed is one example.

SMART’s New Cloud product addresses the requests to increase EHR speed. Several of this year’s Summit attendees have migrated to the cloud while many others have not. Partners who have migrated thoughtfully shared their experiences with everyone in an open forum. Then SMART’s IT Director, Mason Snyder, followed with a deeper dive into the new SMART infrastructure, discussing the power and benefits of integrating Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Aurora. Companies such as Philips, Netflix, Instagram, and Dropbox, trust these integrated services to increase speed, lower costs, and improve scalability.

SMART’s shift to AWS will afford partners several advantages, most notably:

  • A highly scalable fully managed database service
  • Six real-time redundant backups
  • Immediate access to the latest SMART features
  • Reduction in equipment cost and maintenance responsibility
  • Improved reliability, security, and performance with up to 99.99995% up-time

More “Agile” than ever

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New cloud calendar sneak peek at SMART Strategy Summit 2017

Another Partner request is for more predictable development timeframes. SMART is focusing on a new method of software development to be more predictable than ever. From here, we can provide more accurate estimates and plan our development to meet the strategic planning goals.

Saying that we listen and incorporate Partner feedback is nice, but how exactly does that work? In one word; Agile. SMART has adopted an Agile development methodology. This is a proven method used by companies like Adobe and GE. It allows our teams to be agile and respond to the continuously changing needs of our Partners. Moreover, Agile is about working smarter and generating more value. Because of this, SMART Partners benefit from an EHR that has greater flexibility and is delivered more predictably.

Are you interested in learning more? Contact us today or discover other substance abuse treatment and EHR events.

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Ending Stigma – AATOD 2016

smart-booth-ending-stigma-aatod-2016The AATOD 2016 Conference recently adjourned at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD. Organizers reported record attendance at this year’s conference. As a result, attendees, presenters, and exhibitors enjoyed networking with more opioid treatment professionals than ever before. SMART Associates were excited for the chance to spend face-to-face time with customers from across the country and to meet new attendees.

New Strategies – Disorders, Stigma, Recovery

smart-booth-at-aatod-2016-ending-stigmaThe conference theme, “Saving Lives: Access to Improved Health and Recovery,” shined a light on new strategies for strengthening behavioral healthcare. Related learning and networking sessions spanned all five days of this outstanding conference. Treatment professionals had the opportunity to learn more about co-occurring disorders, opioid overdose prevention, and a variety of other current issues.

american-visionary-arts-museum-painting-aatod-2016-smart-partyMoreover, this year’s event featured a forward-thinking workshop, “The New Day Campaign: Where Stigma Ends, Healing Begins.” This promoted other healing paths to ending the stigma associated with substance use disorder. The workshop showcased poetry, music, painting, and other art forms. These were examples of how art can not only aid in the recovery process but also can serve as a way to bring about understanding and end stigma.

Appreciating Dedicated Treatment Professionals

customer-appreciation-party-aatod-2016-american-visionary-arts-museumIn line with years past, Clinical Science, Vista Pharm, and SMART Management, Inc. hosted another exciting customer appreciation party. Customers ascended upon the American Visionary Arts Museum Halloween night for an evening of art appreciation, dinner, and surprises! Guests enjoyed touring the multi-floor visionary museum leisurely throughout the evening. Finally, the night concluded with a grand raffle drawing. This included an Apple Watch, FitBit, wireless bluetooth speaker, wireless travel charging station, and even a Polaroid camera. This was an excellent opportunity for professionals to relax and enjoy informal networking in a fun atmosphere.

Gift Give-Away Winner

smart-gift-give-away-winner-aatod-2016Team SMART congratulates this year’s booth gift giveaway winner Marcelly, Clinic Manager from Turning Point Clinic. Since 2003, this Baltimore-based clinic has been providing treatment and recovery services to individuals affected by addiction. Furthermore, it is their mission to bring about hope and healing and to help create a path to move forward from the heroin epidemic.

Thank you to all who participated in our gift give away! We look forward to seeing you at the next AATOD!

About AATOD

Recovery AATOD 2016 logoSince 1984, AATOD has been encouraging and facilitating continuous improvement in behavioral healthcare. This association works with federal and state officials, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Services Administration. Additionally, they work with the World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence to improve treatment policies and international initiatives.

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EHR for Patient Care at AATOD 2016

EHR for Patient Care at AATOD 2016

Patient Care at AATOD 2016

SMART is pleased to announce our return as an exhibitor at the AATOD 2016 Conference in Baltimore, MD. Patient care is this year’s primary focus, “Saving Lives: Access to Improved Health & Recovery.” AATOD brings together thought leaders from across the nation to share their passion for patient care and recovery. As a result, this gathering yields invaluable industry knowledge rarely found all in one place. Learning more about the ever-changing needs of the opioid treatment industry draws us to this conference year after year. Also, we look forward to reuniting with our customers, as well as all treatment providers. Our interactions with attendees directly impact the evolution of our EHR.

Supporting Better Patient Care

EHR for Patient Care at AATOD 2016Last year we saw an influx of new attendees energized to share and learn best practices. This change undoubtedly correlates with the growing opioid epidemic. Our nation’s continuing recovery struggle is what influences the continuous development of the SMART Solution.

Helping providers deliver the best in class patient care is what drives the functionalities we build into our opioid treatment EHR. The carefully designed features of our EHR can help to implement efficiencies across treatment organizations.

For 25 years, SMART Management’s EHR the SMART Solution has helped opioid treatment providers improve collaboration and increase their efficiency. As SMART customer Turning Point of Bermuda said, “Patient files are easily accessible with the press of a button, and we are better able to coordinate patient care initiatives.”

Please stop by booth #307, register to win this year’s gift give away and learn how our EHR can help you improve patient care.

About AATOD

The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence holds this conference every eighteen months. This event brings together national and international opioid treatment professionals for three days of knowledge sharing. More specifically, attendees delve into evidence-based clinical practice, current research breakthroughs, and organizational developments affecting the future of opioid addiction treatment. Also, AATOD works with federal and state agencies to develop guidelines for improving patient care in the substance abuse treatment field. Learn more or discover other substance abuse treatment and EHR events.

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NatCon ’16 Making Addiction Treatment Less of a Gamble

SMART-at-NatCon-16-768x512March 15, 2016 – The National Council for Behavioral Health (NatCon) Conference, Las Vegas wrapped up this past week.

What we gathered from participants is that there are many facilities with a new or renewed focus on opiate addiction treatment. Many visitors to our booth were currently opioid treatment providers and many more expressed desire or active plans to implement an OTP (opioid treatment program) soon.

The addiction epidemic has not yet shown signs of slowing, so it only makes sense that more behavioral healthcare providers would begin to expand their services to accommodate this growing population. NatCon catered to these attendees with a variety of educational sessions, talks, films, and literature geared toward addiction and more specifically, opioid addiction treatment.

As an EHR vendor who has also been an addiction treatment provider, we know the importance of events that bring together so many impactful and caring professionals. Thank you to everyone who spent time at our booth, getting to know our team and OTP software solution.

SMART would also like to congratulate, Armando Moreno, Program Director of Cope Behavioral Health of Tuscon, AZ, the winner of SMART’s Natcon ’16 Fitbit giveaway. COPE is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization to foster better mental and physical healthcare through their integrated mind, body, and spirit approach.

We look forward to further cultivating our relationships with everyone at National Council ’17 in Seattle!

About the National Council
National Council 2016

The National Council for Behavioral Health is the voice of behavioral health providers. This organization has over 2,000 member organizations that serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens that are affected by addiction or mental health disorders. Their annual conference gathers Behavioral Healthcare professionals for three days of industry exhibits, mental health training, and discussions about services for the treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Discover other substance abuse treatment and EHR events.

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Las Vegas is Calling

las-vegas-ncbhNational-Council-2016The National Council for Behavioral Healthcare (NatCon) ’16 Conference is March 7-9th at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas Nevada. This year’s program promotes a full schedule. Influential thinkers, industry leaders, and specialists are slotted to present invaluable information in a variety of educational sessions, workshops, and events.

Visit us at booth #815 and register to win this year’s gift give-away. Our Software Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and to demonstrate the features in SMART’s EHR.

We look 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.”

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Recognizing Leaders at ABH Conference

abh-leadersThis was SMART’s first year as an exhibitor at the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) Conference in Waltham, MA.  We were thrilled for the opportunity to meet with many of the attendees and learn more about their needs.

The Awards Ceremony was a great way recognize leadership in community-based behavioral healthcare. Congratulations to award recipients Carolyn Droser of Community Healthlink, Colleen Sondrini-Cooper of The Brien Center, Eileen Maguire of Victory Programs, Minghui Johnson of South Shore Mental Health, Peter Paolantonio of Spectrum Health Systems, Inc, Melinda Kneeland of BAMSI, Scott Bock of Riverside Community Care, Lisa Goldsmith of Vinfen, and Lori Sustek of Youth Villages.

We would also like to recognize Betty Bredin, LICSW Program Director of Bay Cove Human Services and winner of SMART’s ABH Conference gift give away. Thank you to everyone who stopped by SMART’s booth and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference.

About ABH

For over 30 years, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare has been the leading advocacy organization in Massachusetts’ mental health and addiction services arena. Fighting for high-quality, community-based care for families and individuals with mental illness, addiction and substance-use disorders, ABH provides leadership and statewide coordination on important public policy, financing, preferred clinical models and quality assurance issues.

ABH is a statewide association representing over eighty community-based mental health and addiction treatment provider organizations.  Our members are the primary providers of publicly-funded behavioral healthcare services in the Commonwealth, serving approximately 81,000 Massachusetts residents daily, 1.5 million residents annually, and employing over 46,500 people.

ABH represents its member providers to funding, legislative and regulatory agencies at the state and national levels and has become a powerful and compelling advocacy organization to ensure that citizens throughout the Commonwealth have access to quality, comprehensive community-based care. Learn more

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Providers Council Conference Gift Give-Away

Providers Council Seven HillsWe would like to congratulate Brian Jones Clinical Service Provider of Seven Hills Foundation and winner of SMART’s Providers Council Conference gift give-Away. SMART would like to thank everyone who visited with us and we look forward to seeing you at Providers Council 2016.

About Seven Hills Foundation

Seven Hills Foundation promotes and encourages the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence. They offer programming at locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Foundation provides a continuum of support and services to children and adults with disabilities and life challenges, as well as, women and children in developing countries through our eleven affiliate organizations.

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Winner at ASAP Conference, Saratoga

ASAP-Conference-horizon-health-asap-giveawayWe would like to congratulate Bill Bly, Clinical Supervisor Horizon Village, and winner of SMART’s ASAP Conference gift give-away. SMART would like to thank everyone who participated. We look forward to seeing you at ASAP 2016.

About Horizon Village

Horizon Health Services is a not-for-profit corporation that provides an array of comprehensive services to assist individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues to make choices that improve their quality of life and achieve their personal recovery goals by providing:hoizon-health-services

 

  • Fully integrated behavioral health treatment and recovery services in community-based settings
  • Commitment to progressive, innovative and evidence-based practices
  • Services with a focus on the individual and family