Contract: $570,635 - Department of Health and Human Services - Jun. 25, 2009
38% voted satisfied - 63% voted not satisfied - 8 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Inland Behavioral and Health Services (IBHS) has carefully considered use of CIP funding so as to have the biggest possible impact on service quantity, quality and efficiency at its three sites in the City of San Bernardino, CA. Our proposed projects will focus on improving the technological infrastructure of health center operations: 1) PMS: we will undertake an HIT-only project, the updating of our outdated Practice Management System (PMS) so as to better track patient billings, appointments, conditions and health outcomes. This will also provide better, updated interface with: 2) EHR: We will implement for the first time a certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) ? MED3000 ? for all three sites in our scope of practice, along with the staff support and associated hardware necessary to take this important step (e.g., new computers, printers and servers). EHR implementation will enable IBHS to improve our patient care, enhance productivity, and eliminate paperwork. Simpler and more accurate billing will lead to an increased collection rate, supporting long-term sustainability. Easier to track data will lead to improved patient outcomes and fewer medical errors. We also propose a third, smaller IT/equipment only project: 3) IBHS needs to outfit an additional 3 exam rooms and a treatment room to fully activate the pediatric suite at our new (as of 2/2008) main clinic facility. Equipment is needed because IBHS is using its one-time IDS award for an additional pediatric provider (and associated support staff). Equipment needs for these exam rooms include exam tables/stools, diagnostic equipment (e.g., oto/opthalmoscopes), etc. and will support the care of IBHS?s approximately 3,200 pediatric patients as well as new patients who the new provider (a 0.5 FTE board-certified pediatrician) will enable us to attract and serve (we project an additional 15-18 patient encounters per day and the ability to serve an additional approximate 975 new pediatric patients).
Project Description: HealthPort Grant Narrative Thus far we have a signed agreement with our Practice Management Software (HealthPort) provider and have begun working with their implementation team to roll out their latest version. We have purchased and racked the server, loaded our software, and are currently in the process of transferring our data to the new server. We expect to begin testing about midway through October and begin web training for test purposes at the same time. We expect to complete this project by the end of the year. EHR Grant Narrative We have looked through our options for EHR software providers and have identified the MED3000 product InteGreat. We are currently working on finalizing an agreement. We have added a new I.T. Support Specialist with a background in Health Care I.T. and EHR Implementation. We have ordered most of the equipment . Once our Practice Management Software upgrade is complete and we have finalized a contract with the EHR vendor, we can begin to load software and start testing. We have not started the Pediatric Project to date.
Jobs Summary: N/A (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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