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$25,000 Grant for EMR Awarded

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We are excited to have received a $25,000 donation from First Hawaiian Bank Foundation.  The funds will be used to procure and implement an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system. This generous gift will help improve overall quality of patient care by allowing us to more efficiently document patient information and provide convenient online access to primary care physicians and other healthcare providers.

When asked why First Hawaiian Bank’s foundation selected Hale Makua Health Services’ project for funding, First Hawaiian Bank Foundation President, Sharon Brown, responded, “First Hawaiian Bank is a long-time supporter of Hale Makua Health Services and deeply cares about the organization’s mission to improve the health and well-being of elders in the community. We are pleased that this donation will help Hale Makua improve the continuity of care on Maui.”

HMHS CEO Tony Krieg stated, “We are very grateful for First Hawaiian Bank’s continued commitment and support of Hale Makua Health Services and our efforts to meet the ever changing healthcare needs of individuals on Maui. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act federally mandating Electronic Health Records (EHR) for hospitals and private physician practices by 2014, these funds are much needed. Unfortunately for our organization, Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals and hospitals; however nursing homes and home health care agencies such as ours are not eligible.”

Tags: Community Giving, Electronic Medical Record System, EMR