The George Foundation recently awarded Texana Center $550,000 to upgrade to a new electronic health records system; an investment that will allow Texana to improve communication internally and externally with other health care providers to better serve Fort Bend County citizens. The George Foundation joins the Episcopal Health Foundation in providing support for this important project.
The primary catalyst for the new electronic health record system is the potential for Texana’s Behavioral Healthcare Clinics to become Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHCs). CCBHCs provide a comprehensive array of services needed to create access, stabilize clients in crisis, and provide the necessary treatment for those with the most serious, complex mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
With the help of The George Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation, Texana Center will be able to upgrade to myAvatar by Netsmart in 2020. MyAvatar will allow for greater efficiency in communicating with other medical providers who are serving the same patients, while continuing to provide the highest level of security for patient data.
CEO George Patterson stated, “We are so grateful to The George Foundation for partnering with Texana Center in this quest to give our teams who are working with undeserved populations access to up-to-date technology that will assist with critical decision making.”