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The Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB)

About

bermuda hospitals board BHBThe Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) established Turning Point of Bermuda to provide safe, high-quality, people-centered, compassionate care every day addressing mental health and substance use disorders in an inpatient and intensive outpatient treatment setting.

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Testimonials

“The SMART system has enabled us to communicate more effectively throughout the program. Patient files are easily accessible with the press of a button and we are better able to coordinate patient care initiatives. The system is simplistic enough for anyone to grasp even if they are not the most computer savvy. It has modernized our processes and assisted us in providing quality patient care.”

– Clinical Director

 

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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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Insurance Companies Stress Out Mental Health & Addiction

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was enacted to help protect mental health and substance use treatment patients from insurance companies charging them more than those suffering from physical illnesses.(1) Unfortunately, there have been some disparities, as NPR pointed out in a recent news broadcast.(2)

Despite the fact that US law has made it mandatory for the majority of insurance companies health plans to treat mental health patients the same way that they would treat anyone affected by physical illnesses, many contest that there is still a great deal of discrimination. While, insurance companies have complied with portions of the law, they are still found to be more strict in their treatment toward substance abuse and mental health patients. Under law, deductibles and co-pay charges are no longer higher for these mental health conditions, however insurance companies appear to be making up for the loss by applying other “cost-control” techniques. Critics are calling out insurance companies for being more rigid when determining if an individuals treatment should be deemed ‘medically necessary’.(2) When speaking about her experience as a patient advocate who also runs the Parity Implementation Coalition, Carol McDaid said, “They [patients] end up with this perception that they have access to care, but when they’re in a crisis for themselves or their loved one, lo and behold, the care’s not available because of these cost-control techniques.”

npr-insurance-companies Read the full NPR article or listen to the story.

1.) http://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Living-with-a-Mental-Health-Condition/Understanding-Health-Insurance/What-is-Mental-Health-Parity

2.) http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/04/04/397043323/when-it-comes-to-insurance-mental-health-parity-in-name-only

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ASAP 16th Annual Conference

ASAP_LogoAre you an addiction treatment professional in New York State? Join us at the ASAP 16th Annual Conference (Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State Association) at the Saratoga Hilton and City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY.

ASAP is an excellent resource for organizations, groups and individuals that prevent and alleviate the profound personal, social and economic consequences of alcoholism and substance abuse. SMART proudly serves several prominent New York customers including Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Acacia, Greenwich House and Staten Island University Hospital. Working closely as partners, SMART has refined our EHR Software to meet the unique needs of each multi-modality New York Treatment Organization.

SMART Software is a leader in the state of New York, providing a Certified Paperless Electronic Health Record and Clinic Management Software to organizations providing Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment Services. Our customized New York Software model allows your team to be efficient when processing and implementing NY billing and clinical documentation requirements.

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Installation at New Brunswick Counseling Center

Summer 2015 – The SMART Software team worked closely to coordinate New Brunswick Counseling Center’s adoption of SMART’s EHR software. Our team was excited to work with such a talented group of employees. Our first goal was to ease them through the initial transition. It’s always great to watch early hesitation over something new give way to a feeling of having made the right choice. Customer Relations Representative Sandy Silva noted, “It’s already clear that SMART Software is going to make their lives easier in a number of ways including administration, clinical, and medical.” More than one of the staff noted, “Thank you for making me believe in SMART.”

The SMART Team always looks forward to face-to-face interactions with customers in their own clinical setting. Each visit is a learning opportunity for both parties, a chance to meet new people and build new relationships, and show an ever-growing list of organizations how to use and benefit most from SMART’s EHR Software. We are thrilled to welcome New Brunswick Counseling Center to our family of SMART Software Partners.

About

New-Brunswick-Counseling-Center-Associates “The Mission of New Brunswick Counseling Center is to provide comprehensive, evidenced-based, integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment services. Services are individualized and provided in an outpatient setting for prevention, early intervention, and treatment of people with mental health, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. Our program provides access to substance abuse and mental health services addressing the bio-psycho-social consequences associated with substance use and dependence. Our treatment services are not restricted to person from a specific geographic area.

Founded in the early 1970’s, New Brunswick Counseling Center became a private, non-profit agency in 1982. Today, New Brunswick Counseling Center is fully staffed to treat people with mental health, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders.

New Brunswick Counseling Center is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). New Brunswick Counseling Center is funded and licensed by the NJ State Department of Human Services to provide outpatient treatment for substance use and mental health disorders and by Middlesex County Department of Human Services.”

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Welcoming New Brunswick Counseling Centers

New Customer Announcement

New Brunswick Counseling Centers Team

The SMART Software Division is pleased to announce that New Brunswick Counseling Centers has chosen SMART as the EHR Software vendor for their 2 clinic locations, in Mount Holly and New Brunswick NJ, providing comprehensive, evidenced-based, integrated mental health and substance abuse treatment services. They selected SMART for our distinct expertise in developing electronic health record software tailored to fit the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields. We are very pleased and honored to have New Brunswick Counseling Center’s trust and partnership. SMART is excited for the new partnership and looks forward to supporting this agency’s efforts.

About New Brunswick Counseling Centers

New Brunswick Counseling CenterFounded in the early 1970’s, New Brunswick Counseling Center became a private, non-profit agency in 1982. Today, New Brunswick Counseling Center is fully staffed to treat people with mental health, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders.

New Brunswick Counseling Center is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  New Brunswick Counseling Center is funded and licensed by the NJ State Department of Human Services to provide outpatient treatment for substance use and mental health disorders and by Middlesex County Department of Human Services.

 

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NJAMHAA 2014 – SMART Software Exhibiting at the IT Focused Conference

SMART NJAMHAA TECH SMART Management is excited to attend the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) Annual Conference. The Behavioral Healthcare focused annual conference is being held April 2nd-3rd at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.

NJAMHAA has proven to be a valuable resource for information and critical legislative changes necessary for SMART to keep our software partners up-to-date within the state of New Jersey. SMART proudly serves several prominent New Jersey customers including New Horizon Treatment Services, John Brooks Recovery Center, Habit Opco and our newest partner Urban Treatment Associates.  Working closely as partners, SMART has refined our EHR Software to meet the unique needs of each multi-modality New Jersey Treatment Organization.

SMART Software is a leader in the state of New Jersey, providing a Certified Paperless Electronic Health Record and Clinic Management Software to organizations providing Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Treatment Services.

Our Customized New Jersey Software Model allows your team to be efficient when processing and implementing NJ billing and clinical documentation requirements. SMART is looking forward to connecting with our current New Jersey Partners and to building new relationships.

About NJAMHAA

NJAMHAA is a community based system made up of members that work within the Behavioral Healthcare and Substance Abuse Treatment field. For 6 years NJAMHAA has been bringing together a variety of agencies and treatment facilities in an effort to provide this invaluable service to the state of New Jersey and to patients regardless of their financial capabilities. For more information on NJAMHAMM please visit www.njamhaa.org