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FMC Implements an Electronic Health Records System Through 2 Recent Grants
April 4, 2017
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The Free Medical Clinic has been awarded a grant from the CVS Health Foundation and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) in support of the migration of records to an electronic medical record system to enhance quality of care through increased connectivity. In 2016, the Clinic received Sevocity Electronic Health Record (EHR) through a grant from Sevocity’s parent company, Conceptual MindWorks, Inc.  Through the grant, Sevocity provided the EHR system, as well as all training and customization, to The Free Medical Clinic at no cost, a value of over $15,000. Executive Director Freddie Strange says “this grant will enhance The Free Medical Clinic’s ability to transition to an electronic health record. Conversion to EHR is labor intensive and requires state of the art IT systems and with the support of CVS we will be able to accomplish that goal. The Free Medical Clinic is excited to be using Sevocity – this EHR will allow us to better maintain patient records and interface with our regional partners who provide medical services beyond the current scope of the Clinic, such as laboratory services, imaging, and specialty referrals. Many thanks to Conceptual MindWorks, Inc., CVS Health Foundation, and NAFC for supporting The Free Medical Clinic.”

“We are pleased to have been able to donate Sevocity® to The Free Medical Clinic and support them in their mission to deliver quality care to individuals who otherwise could not afford such care,” said Elaine Mendoza, President and CEO of Sevocity.  “Many people believe an EHR simply replaces paper; however, in fact a quality EHR will include tools to improve patients’ outcomes and this is so important in a setting such as The Free Medical Clinic where many patients have serious chronic illnesses.”

The CVS Health Foundation awarded more than $1 million in grants to 33 Free and Charitable Clinics as part of a multi-year grant program with NAFC. Over the past four years, the Foundation has donated nearly $5 million to NAFC to increase access to quality care and support the management of chronic disease.

“As a pharmacy innovation company, we are committed to helping people on their path to better health in the communities where we live and work,” said Eileen Howard Boone, president of the CVS Health Foundation. “Our support for the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics has yielded significant results over the past four years that demonstrate how increased access to quality care and innovative approaches to chronic disease management can affect the lives of the most vulnerable Americans.”

CVS National Press Release