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8 Security Benefits | Cloud-Based EHR for Substance Abuse

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Data security in substance abuse treatment is serious business. Fortunately, SMART’s Cloud-Based EHR complies with HIPAA’s security rule, which requires specific protections to safeguard patient electronic health record information. Our EHR Platform – powered by AWS – builds in these safeguards and AWS adheres to all HIPAA protocols. Moreover, world-class companies like Adobe Systems, Siemens, Expedia, and Netflix rely on AWS. However, this cloud infrastructure is impossible to replicate for on-premises software users. We know there are concerns when considering a move to a cloud-based EHR. But many of these concerns are addressed by the inherent advantages of the platform. Below is a list of security benefits that can add value and give organizations peace of mind.

Top Security Advantages of SMART’s Cloud-Based EHR Platform

  1. Audit Controls  Maintains audit logging for all data assets to detect inappropriate access, tracking unauthorized disclosures, measuring performance problems, detecting intrusion attempts, and for the support of investigations.
  2. Data Integrity Controls – Includes a complete set of HIPAA policies for administrative controls. These include physical protections, staff training, and maintaining a “culture of security.”
  3. Malware Protection – Employs multiple layers of protection throughout our on-premises systems and AWS cloud presence.
  4. Encryption – Encrypts all protected health information (PHI) to the NIST AES-256 standard or better. This occurs at-rest as well as in motion within SMART’s AWS Cloud presence.
  5. Backup & Data Storage – Provides point-in-time recovery for cloud-based customers. In the unlikely event that a database restore is necessary, the latest backup is no older than 7 minutes with the next-oldest full database backup being from the previous night. We maintain one year of daily database backups and migrate older backups to the AWS Glacier for long-term retention. Specific data is retrievable from any of the available backup copies. (A fee applies for this service)
  6. Automatic Logoff – Configurable auto-logoff feature in compliance with this HIPAA rule.
  7. Security Incidents – Comprehensive procedures to detect and respond to security incidents. A HIPAA-compliant detailed breach analysis and reporting process support our systems.
  8. Contingency Operations – Adheres policies and procedures for responding to emergencies and disasters. This process focuses on helping you to regain access to your software and data quickly.

    As you can see, SMART’s Cloud provides significant advantages and tremendous value. Clinics gain confidence in data security and accessibility allowing them to focus on operations and patient care.

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Electronic Patient Record for Addiction Treatment in NY

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    Albert Einstein College of Medicine partners with SMART Management for Electronic Patient Record Management. SMART’s EHR facilitates their needs with a clinical operations software package. Einstein is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research, and clinical investigation. Further, they operate six community health centers in addition to the University Hospital and treat approximately 3200 patients per year.albert einstein college of medicine

    Paul LeBeau, SMART’s VP of Software, stated, “We are extremely pleased to have this association with the prestigious Albert Einstein group. The addition of Primary Care to our SMART paperless clinic package enables us to become even more useful in medical treatment.”

    More than an Electronic Patient Record

    The SMART Solution, a 100% paperless EHR, is a complete clinic management system for OTPs.  This EHR helps opioid treatment programs become some of the most effective and efficient treatment providers in the industry. The SMART Solution provides the functionality to enable; increased admissions, streamlined-dosing, improved team collaboration, accelerated test results, and maximized revenue. SMART Partners also benefit from the reliability, security, and cost savings associated with this EHR. Moreover, EHR users receive personalized live and on-call support 24/7/365. SMART’s knowledgeable Support Team provides services personalized to customer needs. Additional services include training, CARF audit preparation, network management, system administration, and custom development.  Learn more

    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 impacts the evolution of our EHR.

    Supporting Better Patient Care

    EHR for Patient Care at AATOD 2016Last year we saw an influx in 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 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 3 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 and register for the conference.

     

     

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    Hey Virginia!

    VAMARP-group We are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Virginia Association of Medication Assisted Recovery Programs (VAMARP) Annual Conference in Richmond, VA. Stop by our booth, take a tour of SMART and see why many leading treatment providers have chosen our software for all of their EHR needs.

    SMART’s EHR Software is a comprehensive paperless electronic health record that provides automated solutions to address the critical business functions of Insurance Billing, Admissions, Clinical and Medical Service Delivery, Incident Report Management and the Quality Control reports needed to effectively manage your treatment facility.

    Whether you operate medication-assisted treatment, outpatient, mental health, residential or a combination of services – SMART Software is all you will need.

    About VAMARP

    The Virginia Association of Medication Assisted Recovery Programs (VAMARP) was founded in 2004 to serve as a resource, promote growth, enhance patient care and advocated for funding to behavioral health and medical treatment, educational/vocational programs, and other ancillary services that support best practice for patients.

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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.

    Pinnacle Treatment Centers

    Welcoming Pinnacle Treatment Centers

    The SMART Software Division is pleased to announce that Pinnacle Treatment Centers has chosen SMART as the EHR Software vendor for their locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan and Kentucky, providing drug-free inpatient and outpatient treatment, medically-assisted treatment, and counseling for drug addiction.

    SMART’s implementation team recently visited Pulaski Medical of Pinnacle Treatment Centers for their first SMART Software installation. Our team was impressed by the beauty of this rural Virginia town and by the hospitality of Pulaski’s staff. They do a truly wonderful job of providing a clean and safe environment for patient treatment.  We are thrilled to welcome Pinnacle Treatment Centers to our family of SMART partners and look forward to continuing our integration.

    About Pinnacle Treatment Centers

    PinnacleTreatmentCentersPinnacle Treatment Centers is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They began in 2006 with the acquisition of four treatment centers in Pittsburgh and Johnstown. Since then, they have expanded to provide facilities in New Jersey, Kentucky, and Virginia. Each year, their facilities provide drug addiction treatment and services at 20 facilities.

    Pinnacle Treatment Centers provide inpatient and outpatient treatment for those suffering from addiction. Their services include drug-free and medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone, methadone, substance disorders, and co-occurring disorders. They provide these treatments along with medical evaluation and counseling for our clients and their families. Through a network of facilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Kentucky, Pinnacle treats more than 7,500 people every day.

    SMART EHR at Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference

    Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference

    utah fall substance abuse conferenceSMART Management, Inc is excited to attend the Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference. The substance use disorders conference is being held September, 24th – 26th at The Dixie Convention Center located in St. George, UT.

    In fact, this is SMART’s first year attending the Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference. Particularly, we are drawn to this conference for its proven informational benefits to substance abuse treatment professionals. Moreover, attendees are committed to learning more about the field and to educating others on treatment best practices.

    utah fall substance abuse conferenceSubstance Abuse Treatment in Utah

    Utah treatment providers have chosen the SMART Solution’s opioid treatment EHR to improve their productivity and workflows. Most notably, we have proudly served Utah customer Discovery House – The Center for Recovery and Hope for more than 18 years. As a result, we have refined our EHR Software to meet the needs of this unique multi-modality Utah Treatment Organization. Furthermore, our customized Utah State model allows opioid treatment teams to increase efficiency when processing and implementing billing and clinical documentation requirements. SMART Software understands your needs and how to add value to your organization with:

    • Comprehensive solutions
    • Robust Features
    • Multi-program capacity
    • Revenue Management
    • Meaningful use
    • Customer support 24/7

    SMART Software is a continuously evolving, 100% paperless EHR tool. We are up-to-date and in touch with the ever-changing needs of Utah Substance Treatment, Behavioral and Mental Health Services. So, stop by our conference booth, get to know us, grab a cup of espresso, take a tour of the SMART Solution.

    Also, come see why leading treatment providers have chosen our Software for all of their EHR needs. We look forward to seeing our current Utah State customers and meeting other area treatment facilities.
     

     

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    NH Providers Association Conference 2014

    NH Providers Association ConferenceSMART Management, Inc is excited to attend the NH Providers Association Conference. This conference for alcohol and other drug service providers is being held October 16th at the Holiday Inn of Concord, NH.

    This will be SMART’s first year attending the NH Providers Annual Conference. Networking at this event is beneficial for not only substance abuse treatment professionals, but also EHR providers. Attendees are committed to learning more about the treatment field and about educating others.

    For more than 20 years, addiction treatment providers have chosen SMART EHR Solution to improve their productivity and workflows. Because we work closely with our customers, we are able to refined our EHR to their needs. This has allowed us to meet the unique needs of state specific treatment programs. Further, our customized models allow teams to maximize efficiency when processing and implementing billing and clinical documentation requirements. As a result, we understand your needs and how to add value to your organization with:

    • Comprehensive solutions
    • Robust features
    • Multi-program capacity
    • Revenue management
    • Meaningful use
    • Customer support 24/7

    The SMART Solution is a continuously evolving, 100% paperless EHR tool. We are up-to-date with the ever-changing needs of the substance treatment, behavioral and mental health services. So, stop by our booth to get to know us! Grab a cup of espresso and see why leading treatment providers have chosen our EHR for all of their needs. We look forward to meeting you in New Hampshire.

    About NH Providers

    NH Providers Association was incorporated as a non-profit in August of 2004. Their mission is to advocate, facilitate, and enhance communication with funders, policy makers and the public. They support the members’ efforts to offer high-quality substance abuse prevention, treatment and intervention. Also, the NH Providers Association provides recovery support services for the citizens of New Hampshire.

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    Welcoming New Brunswick Counseling Centers

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    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.