Southampton – The Long Island Community Foundation has awarded $50,000 to Southampton Hospital for the implementation of NextGen, an electronic medical and dental records management system at the Hospital’s Shinnecock Health Clinic. This grant is made possible, in part, by the Greentree Foundation Fund and the Henry Shepard Fund, unrestricted funds at the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF).
Since 1995, the Hospital has worked with the Shinnecock Nation, a federally-recognized Native American Indian Tribe with its Reservation located in Southampton, to provide health care and dental services at this satellite facility. Currently all clinical records are maintained in paper charts at the Clinic, an antiquated and inefficient system. With the NextGen system, the Hospital will improve continuity of care for 750 medical patients and 1,000 dental patients. Laboratory and radiology information will be integrated electronically with the patient’s medical record along with information from other clinical providers, bringing a patient’s total healthcare record together, and allowing for monthly assessment of patients in need of follow-up care for preventive or chronic disease management.
LICF has been making grants to improve our region and assisting donors with their philanthropy since 1978. LICF identifies current and future community needs, strengthens the Island’s nonprofit sector, encourages philanthropy, and, with generous donors, builds permanent endowments to address these needs. More than $130 million has been granted from hundreds of funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. LICF is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the country’s oldest and largest community foundations.