In late 2015, Boyer Children’s Clinic implemented a new electronic health records (EHR) system, Raintree. We are proud to share that Boyer’s strengthened technology infrastructure is already making a significant impact in our ability to provide seamless, high-quality care for our families.
Our new EHR system is helping to decrease disparities in accessing health-care resources for children with special health-care needs and their families. Our secure and HIPAA compliant system helps to check health insurance eligibility expeditiously and helps to connect families to additional community resources. Through this project, we are also improving the way our interdisciplinary programs operate and support children in different programs. For example, a speech-language therapist is able to access the referral documents and intake records when requesting a physical therapy consultation from one of our in-house therapists. The ability to access these documents electronically, without delay to the family, is improving our agency’s ability to efficiently serve young children and their families.
“This exciting project would not have been possible without the incredible support from our philanthropic and corporate community partners,” shares Michael Stewart, Boyer's Executive Director. The Satterberg Foundation provided a tremendous grant in support of technological infrastructure improvements, in alignment with their goals of helping nonprofits adapt to change, to innovate, and to improve their capacity to provide programs.
Boyer also received a generous grant from Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority (PHPDA). They champion effective health care for the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community, and are committed to bridging gaps in health-care access by enhancing infrastructure and supporting capacity-building initiatives.
Funding was also generously received from the Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation to support the technological infrastructure of this project. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in the greater Puget Sound region.
We are also extremely grateful to West Monroe Partners, who provided project management and the implementation of the projection through their community 1+1+1 program.