Grant: $439,348 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
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Award Description: The initial purpose of our CIP grant was to provide necessary funding for Sebasticook Family Doctors to purchase equipment needed to open dental hygiene services for children and low cost laboratory services for our communities. The funds were also going to support our HIT infrastructure to support electronic medical records and the efficient operations of our six rural medical sites. The funds have made it possible for the electronic medical record to be rolled out to our sixth and final location. In summary the CIP funds will be used to provide new services, more efficient services and cost effective to better position our organization for future operations. At the end of the second quarter, of our CIP grant, we are keeping to our timeline and are seeing benefits of the grant funds. We have our new IT infrastructure nearing completion and we have our digital phone systems in place as well as the confirmation of appointment programs almost complete. In our third quarter we will be seeing the benefits of these new electronic devices and programs through the operations as we will be able to more efficiently meet the needs of our patients. Two of our projects in our CIP grant we have not started at this time as a change of scope need to be submitted for the dental services and upon approval SFD will begin putting the business plan together to roll out this new service throughout our organization and a strategic marketing plan to the community. The lab services project is currently on hold as a change to reallocate these funds to renovate our Dexter site has been submitted. The proposal will increase the square footage of the facility so that SFD can accommodate the needs of the Dexter community and create more access for our patients to include psychiatric services. In summary the CIP funds are being utilized to make the current patient services more efficient and effective. In the future, services will be added and access will be enhanced due to the availability of the CIP and IDS funds. Jobs have been created and the communities are being better served.
Project Description: In our CIP Grant we had four projects with the first being our HIT project which will allow SFD to upgrade the infrastructure of our technology which included procurement and installation of new servers, routers and an enhanced backup system. Grant monies were also used to purchase equipment for our Canaan site which will be going live on the electronic medical record system November 9th. We also addressed our digital phone system as the network could not accommodate the increasing number of phones calls coming in and we added a voice recording appointment reminder system. These two new upgrades will increase our front staff efficiencies and interaction with patients. These new additions will increase effficiency, improve quality and assist in the ability to gather and report out clinical measures so that we can move forward with achieving NCQA accreditation. The second project was monies to purchase electronic medical records user licenses for new providers that were added with the use of our IDS grant funds. We purchase the licenses at a discounted rate through our PCA. The last two projects which include dental and lab services we have not started at this point. The dental service a change of scope needs to be submitted and once this is approved we will move forward with purchasing the equipment and complete a business plan to outline a timeline, ordering of equipment, hiring staff and marketing to prepare the new facility. This services is a needed service in our rural area as dental hygiene continues to be a health risk to our patient population. The last phase of the project which is our lab services we have done a needs assessment and have submitted a request to change this to us the funds for a renovation of our Dexter facility. With the renovation another provider could be brought on staff to accommodate the patient demands in that community.
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Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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