Health Information TechnologyKachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) is happy to announce a $65,000 Health Information Technology Grant from the Office of Population Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The grant will be used for the purchase, implementation, staff training and integration support of a software system for Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

The new system will improve the quality of care as well as the efficacy of care coordination with other medical providers.  KBFPC expects the system to be in place by the spring of 2014.

“KBFPC is grateful for the opportunity this grant presents,” said Heather O’Connor, Executive Director.  “We’re excited to switch to a fully electronic system, which will enhance privacy and security of data, improve efficiency, and offer more convenience for clients,” she said.  “Creating a positive client experience has always been a top priority at KBFPC, and the implementation of EHRs will be another way we continue to do just that,” she said.

KBFPC is a member-supported organization providing high-quality, low cost reproductive healthcare for women, men and families of the southern Kenai Peninsula. It offers a range of confidential clinical services including annual well woman exams, clinical breast exams, birth control consultation and supplies, a low-cost vasectomy program, STD testing and treatment, and emergency contraception.  Insurance is accepted, and low- or no-cost options are available.  To learn more, call 235-3436 or walk in Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.