In 2013, the Foundation contributed $50,000 to Lincoln Community Health Center to help expand the Center’s Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. Electronic health, or medical records, enable providers to capture patient data and treatment recommendations at the time of the visit. These records also allow different physicians who see the same patient to share information. For example, many Lincoln patients are also seen at Duke Medical Center or Duke Regional Hospital. All three use the same EHR system.
“Use of Electronic Health Records has greatly improved efficiencies in capturing and sharing patient information, resulting in better overall medical care,” says William Seagroves, Chief Financial Officer at Lincoln. “We are grateful for the financial support provided by the Foundation each year.”
“It is important that Lincoln Community Health Center continues to use leading edge technology in patient treatment,” says Carolyn E. Henderson, Board Chairperson of the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation. “We could not financially help the Center without the generous support of our many donors, sponsors, and other community partners.”