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Forbes Magazine has named Children’s Health Fund Chief Medical Officer Delaney Gracy to its list of “Top 5 Women Using Technology To Blow Up Social Change.”
The magazine praises Dr. Gracy’s work in “integrating new technology with best practices to deliver the highest quality health care to kids who face the greatest health care barriers.”
The innovations Dr. Gracy is working on include the cutting-edge telemedicine pilot project on our South Florida mobile medical clinic. The project, funded by the Verizon Foundation, uses real-time video and audio to connect children with faraway medical specialists.
Dr. Gracy has also helped to guide a transformation in the way our mobile medical clinics track patient information. Under the leadership of Jeb Weisman, Chief Information Officer at Children's Health Fund, the clinics are moving from Children’s Health Fund software onto the electronic health records systems of their host institutions, making it easier to coordinate a child’s care across a team of doctors, nurses and social service providers.
Children’s Health Fund has a long history of technological innovation. The mobile medical clinics in our national network are truly “doctor’s offices on wheels,” providing a full spectrum of pediatric care including dental and mental health. We’ve been pioneers in the use of electronic health records since 1987 – before most doctors’ offices had computers.