ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kool Smiles' Chief Technical Architect, Mark Blomquist, has been recognized as a Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program. This year's Honorees will be commemorated during the 22nd Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony & Gala Awards Evening in Washington, D.C. For over two decades, Computerworld Honors has acknowledged those individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society.
Kool Smiles, founded in 2002, provides comprehensive, high-quality general dental care to underserved children and adults. The project recognized is Kool Smiles' deployment of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across over 2,500 Wyse© thin clients across the country. The project is the technology backbone that has allowed Kool Smiles to expand access to patient populations that may have otherwise gone un-served by existing oral health providers.
The Computerworld Honors Program unites Chairmen and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The technology achievements honored by this program recognize those visionary applications of information technology that promotes positive social and economic progress. Information about the Laureates is preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums, and research institutions throughout the world.
"When technology can help us provide a real, tangible positive impact on the lives of thousands of people, you know it has done its job," stated Mark Blomquist, Kool Smiles' Chief Technical Architect. "This recognition serves to further define Kool Smiles as achieving our mission of expanding high quality dental care to children and adults in underserved communities."
"We are pleased to recognize Mark Blomquist for his commitment to innovation and employing technology for the benefit of Kool Smiles patients," said Adam Brush, VP Eastern US Sales at Wyse Technology. "We are also honored that Wyse thin clients has been such a valuable tool for Kool Smiles."
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About Kool Smiles
Founded in 2002, Kool Smiles is a network of local dental offices dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for children and families in underserved communities. Kool Smiles provides preventative care, diagnostic imaging and a full range of restorative care supported with electronic health records. Kool Smiles offices, many of which are newly constructed, are designed to facilitate communications between our patients and doctors in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to accepting most insurance plans, Kool Smiles is proud to offer services to families covered by Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). Kool Smiles also provides oral health education programs through partnerships with community schools and organizations. To find a local Kool Smiles dentist, please visit www.koolsmilespc.com.
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