November 8, 2016 – Barium Springs, N.C. – Eight North Carolina foundations joined with Children’s Hope Alliance to purchase an online data system, which exceeds the new expectations from the State of North Carolina. By next year, the state will require agencies like Children’s Hope Alliance to provide data on not only the number of youth we treat, but also how well and how many of them improve to win contracts.
Children’s Hope Alliance was operating on two different electronic health record applications resulting in continued use of many manual and paper-based processes. The newer product selected is much more user-friendly and easy to understand compared to the current systems. It is also designed to work on computers, tablets, and other mobile devices.
The new $500,000 system will increase our ability to serve by offering a real-time online snapshot of utilization of agency services. As an example, Children’s Hope Alliance’s foster care staff will see the number of foster homes open to a match, as well as their ability work with certain age groups, or mental health diagnosis and even allergies. The agency expects to increase foster care placements by 25 percent and greatly reduce the number of disruptions in placement. Successful discharges for all services will also increase through better placement matches within our program continuum of care.
“We would like to thank all of our donors for their support for the new electronic health record,” said John Koppelmeyer, president and CEO of Children’s Hope Alliance. “Many thanks to the foundations listed below for their generous contributions. Because of your help, we can support more youth and families in need.”
Last year, Children’s Hope Alliance served more than 3,600 children and families across North Carolina. Officials say this new technology will help the agency continue to grow.
Below is a list of foundations who helped Children’s Hope Alliance in purchasing the new electronic health record system:
- E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
- Kulynych Family Foundation I, Inc.
- Margaret C Woodson Foundation, Inc.
- Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
- Perry N. Rudnick Fund
- Richard J. Reynolds, III & Marie M. Reynolds Foundation
- The Cannon Foundation
- The Winston-Salem Foundation