The Weinberg Foundation Enhances Patient Care at Hebrew SeniorLife
Grant Enables Expansion of Electronic Medical Records
BOSTON – Hebrew SeniorLife prides itself in leading the way in senior care in many ways. One example is the use of robust electronic medical records software to simplify and enhance seniors’ care throughout different care settings, including Hebrew Rehabilitation Center and outpatient settings.
Recently, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation gave a $750,000 grant for a software expansion at Hebrew SeniorLife. In addition to upgrading the current software to make it more efficient, the expansion will add a patient and family portal, allowing for better communication between caregivers and families. This two-year project is a joint effort between The Weinberg Foundation and Hebrew SeniorLife with the goal of also becoming a model for other senior care organizations.
Eric Rogers, Chief Information Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife, said, “The generous grant from The Weinberg Foundation will allow us to provide even better care management for seniors, especially a portal for patients and families to access their medical records and communicate with their caregivers.”
Earl Millett, Program Director at The Weinberg Foundation, added, “We are pleased to partner with Hebrew SeniorLife to create a model for using technology that will serve the health and well-being of low-income older adults. Grants to support older adults’ health align with The Weinberg Foundation’s funding priorities to support aging in community.”
About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit http://www.hebrewseniorlife.org or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.