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Congratulations to Technology Improvement Awardees

Congratulations to Kootenai Medical Center, Northern Rockies Rural Health Clinic, and Bastyr University. These three network member organizations were recently awarded funding  for technology improvement projects. Read on to learn more about their exciting plans.

Mobile Clinical Library Program / Satellite Librarian Program
Kootenai Medical Center
Coeur d’Alene, ID

The Satellite Librarian Program will address the information needs of the medical staff at Kootenai Medical Center by providing research, reference and instructional services in the physicians’ lounge area via a mobile technology unit with a laptop computer, printer, projector and cart.

The Mobile Clinical Librarian Program will be a partnership with KMC’s Intensivist and Hospitalist teams. Librarians will use the mobile technology unit to answer questions at the point of care while participating in rounds with the physicians.

Up To Speed/Implementing Equipment for a Rural Health Clinic in Montana to Enable Seamless Patient Information Transfer
Northern Rockies Rural Health Clinic
Cut Bank, MT

This award will allow clinical staff at the Northern Rockies Rural Health Clinic (NRRHC) timely access to accurate health information regarding patient care and will equip NRRHC for full participation in the Health Information Exchange of Montana. Computers will be placed at the nursing stations and the physician offices within the NRRHC clinic. The project will enable the healthcare providers to access, review, and document patient information efficiently. A scanner will be used to convert paper-based medical records into an electronic record format.

Mobile Library Outreach System
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA

This award will enable the Bastyr library professional staff to provide information outreach to practitioners and health consumers at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and at numerous other community centers and clinics. This outreach will require a mobile workstation which is to include a portable LCD projector, laptop computer, wireless mouse, laser pointer, portable projection screen, and portable table.

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