Grant: $832,120 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
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Award Description: The CIP will provide for completion of four projects to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, quality of care and patient outcomes in two central Illinois community health centers. The 1st project is an E.H.R. project that will eliminate the medical chart; thus providing for more timely and uniform data to providers and staff, and eliminating the duplication of work and data. Quality of care will be improved by allowing specialty providers the access needed to patient records enabling them to make more informed medical decisions. The 2nd and 3rd projects involve needed renovations at both the Decatur Illinois site and the Champaign Illinois site. These renovations will increase clinic space providing additional exam rooms and provide additional space for nursing and other support staff. The additional space will accomodate an additional provider at each site. The final project is an IT project that is designed to increase efficiencies in operations by upgrading the organization's accounting system, upgrading all of the computers to the same version of Microsoft Office, and adding additional phone lines.
Project Description: Purchase 75 Microsoft Office 2007 upgrades, pay for implementation / maintenance fees for new pracitice management system, NextGen. Purchase 19 desktop computers for NextGen training rooms, to be relocated to clinic offices after training is completed as part of the equipment needed for the E.H.R. project. Purchase 16 laptops for Provider workstations at Decatur site. Pay for installation of T-1 line needed for EHR project. Purchase accounting software for accounting system upgrade. Pay architect for clinic expansion plans
Infrastructure Description: The conversion to an E.H.R. and an IT upgrade will go toward's computerizing American's health records, reducing medical errors, and saving billions in health care costs. The renovations for the Champaign site and the Decatur site will create construction jobs and will increase access to healthcare.
Jobs Summary: At this phase of the project, the additional jobs created include the addition of 1 day per week for an IT staff person who is involved in planning for the implemenation of the new practice management system and electronic health record. The majority of the jobs created with these CIP funds will occur during the 2nd year of the project when the renovations projects begin to take place. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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