Oklahoma Caring Foundation

Technology upgrades enhance service delivery

With two technology upgrades in 2017, the Oklahoma Caring Foundation can now better serve Oklahomans. The Oklahoma Caring Foundation (OCF) supports programs that provide Oklahomans access to preventative health services.

The OCF’s signature program is the Oklahoma Caring Van Program. Since 1999, the Oklahoma Caring Vans have delivered more than 317,000 vaccines to nearly 182,000 children.

The first technological upgrade equipped the Caring Vans with iPads, desk phones and mobile internet access, giving Caring Van Specialists the same abilities and access to information as they have in the office.

The second upgrade created a cloud-based database that enables instant, accurate and detailed reporting capabilities that will improve OCF’s ability to identify and target underserved areas in the future.

“The database offers a platform to enter clinic information more quickly and efficiently,” says Brooke Townsend, OCF executive director. “We will now have the ability to access data immediately.”

 

The database offers a platform to enter clinic information more quickly and efficiently. We will now have the ability to access data immediately.

The combination of these two upgrades will strengthen the Foundation’s ability to tell the many stories of the services provided in Oklahoma’s communities.

This investment in technology is part of a new five-year strategic plan for OCF, which will include:

  • Strengthening the effectiveness of preventive health services
  • Maintaining and enhancing community partnerships
  • Increasing financial self-sufficiency
  • Developing the OCF brand
  • Investing in technology

Established in 1994, the 501(c)3 relies on community contributions for its funding and is administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma through an in-kind donation.

Above: Caring Van Specialist Andrea Oguinn (left) and Program Coordinator Jenny Koetter (right), learn how to navigate the OCF database on the new iPads.