Grant: $467,560 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Jun. 25, 2009
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Award Description: Capitol City Family Health Center (CCFHC) will use CIP funds to install new technology and update medical and dental equipment. CCFHC will also purchase office equipment such as computers, desks, filing cabinets, copiers and fax machines to help improve the efficiency of the staff that supports providers and interact with patients. CCFHC has begun the conversion to electronic records by purchasing some of the required software and hardware. However, because of the high cost and limited resources all of the required components were not purchased. The health center purchased EHS, a patient management and certified electronic medical records system. Medical and support staff are currently using EHS appointments, billing and report writing. CCFHC proposes to accelerate the process and complete the conversion to electronic medical record by June 2011. To achieve this goal CCFHC will 1) purchase additional hardware, 2) purchase and install Dentrix, the electronic health records system for dental services, 3) create the necessary interface between EHS and Dentrix, and 3) contract/hire technical and support staff to direct the conversion.
Project Description: Capitol City Family Health Center has begun to use CIP funds that are to help improve health care access and provide equipment. To date CCFHC has purchased a Dell Server to store dental electronic records, new scales for the Medical Department that were needed to offer privacy when taking vital signs. Previously, the one scale available was in the sub waiting area of the clinic that did not offer enough privacy. In addition, new desks, chairs, file cabinets, storage cabinets, and book cases were purchased to replace the old worn furniture that was in use by clinical and administrative staff. Total amount expended in the first quarter was $36,400.00 During this quarter, dentist and dental staff have explored options/equipment available to take digital x-rays and panoramic x-rays. The staff has now made a decision based on the need of our patient population and new equipment will be purchased in the next quarter. Also during this quarter, staff has researched the best scanning and copying equipment needed to accomodate conversion from paper to digital records. It is anticipated that the new scanning equipment will be purchased in the next quarter.
Jobs Summary: IT/Electronic Health Records Coordinator and Medical Records Technician (Total jobs reported: 2)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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