BlueNovo, Inc., a premier national provider of healthcare and technology services, announced last week that Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC) is now fully live at all eleven of their locations with an integrated PM, EDR, and EHR system. The BlueNovo team provided in-depth program and project management as well as clinical, product, and technical expertise to successfully transition SWCHC from paper documentation to an electronic system over a nine-month period.
SWCHC serves over 20,000 patients annually under a multitude of services including internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental, behavioral health, and infectious disease, all of which are now practicing using their new integrated system. This fully integrated record will allow the Bridgeport, CT based health center to better manage their patient population and advance the delivery of patient care at all sites and specialties.
“This collaboration will enable our health center to improve the management of chronic diseases, expand our data analytic capabilities, and increase the productivity of our entire staff,” said Kathy Yacavone, President and CEO of SWCHC. “BlueNovo’s guidance in establishing a project and change management paradigm and in developing our training milestones, maturing our IT department, and bridging the relationship between vendors and our staff was instrumental to our success in this implementation.”
Roopak Manchanda, Managing Partner at BlueNovo, stated that he was gratified by the shared success in collaborating with the mission-driven FQHC. “It is certainly a privilege to partner with an organization like Southwest that places such immense value on the comprehensive care of its underserved community. The successful outcome of this strategic initiative ensures SWCHCs role at the forefront of providing quality care to the underserved population of Bridgeport.”
About Southwest Community Health Center, Inc.
Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC), a large Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), in Bridgeport, CT, provides primary care, behavioral health, and dental services to over 20,000 patients annually. SWCHC operates five community health centers (with a new state-of-the-art center opening in Summer 2013), six school-based health programs, seven homeless shelters, and one Women Infants and Children (WIC) site. SWCHC has seen tremendous growth in the last several years and is committed to improving the health and wellness of those in the community it serves by providing accessible, affordable, and exceptional health care.
About BlueNovo, Inc.
BlueNovo (bluenovo.com) is a trusted national provider of Health IT advisory and implementation services for the nation’s leading hospitals, healthcare systems, community health centers, and health agencies. BlueNovo partners with community-based organizations (CHCs, FQHCs, FQHC look-a-likes, and RHCs) to deploy breakthrough solutions that enhance productivity and impart lasting value.