Funding to support health information technologies, control costs and improve quality of health care
MIAMI, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) received a $100,000 grant funding from Health Foundation of South Florida to support health information technology initiatives. The grant funding will be used to replace its current Management Information Systems with a state of the art, integrated system that would allow use by all of its 44 programs.
"I am pleased to receive funding from Health Foundation of South Florida for health information technology," said Robert D. Nolan, Ph.D., Executive Director for ICFH. "This grant will help cut costs, streamline our healthcare system and improve patient care."
Ultimately an integrated system will improve patient outcomes by creating seamless data that can be shared between the Agency's different programs. It will also assist ICFH in meeting all of the federal and state guidelines and laws regarding confidentiality, storage of records and electronic health records including HIPAA, HITECH, and Meaningful Use regulations.
About Health Foundation of South Florida
Health Foundation of South Florida, a nonprofit grant making organization, is dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health and prevent disease, the Foundation makes a measurable and sustainable impact in the health of individuals and families. Since 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $86 million in grants and program support. For more information, please call 305.374.7200 or visit the Web site, www.hfsf.org
The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) is a private, not-for-profit organization that has been providing health, behavioral health, educational and prevention services to the children, adolescents and families of Miami-Dade County for over 60 years. It is one of the oldest and largest community health centers exclusively dedicated to the well being of children and families in the state of Florida. ICFH serves over 40,000 children, adolescents, and families per year. For more information about ICFH, visit www.icfhinc.org. Become a fan on Facebook and on Twitter to receive latest news.
SOURCE Institute for Child & Family Health