UK Awarded $6M to Jumpstart Electronic Health Record Usage in Kentucky
Dr. Carol Steltenkamp
UK HealthCare Chief Medical Information Officer
who works in health care in Kentucky, knows what a small world it is
for those of us who have been around 25+ (uhm) years. One person I have
always relied upon when it comes to health care information technology
is Dr. Carol Steltenkamp. Dr. Steltenkamp is our chief medical
information officer, and she has graced the cover of HIT magazines,
helped developed the state’s e-health board, and she still manages to
see pediatric patients in the Kentucky Clinic and Kentucky Children’s
Steltenkamp has outdone herself this time. It was with great
excitement last week that UK was awarded more than $6 million in federal
funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of
the National Coordinator, thanks to her grant application on behalf of
funding will enable UK to reach out to Kentucky physicians and help
them maximize the use of electronic health records in their practices,
through the establishment of a Kentucky-based Health Information
Technology Regional Extension Center. Ultimately, this grant and Dr.
Steltenkamp’s work will improve the quality of care we collectively
provide to the citizens of Kentucky and beyond.
More details are to come I’m sure, but today, congratulations are in order to Carol and the entire UK family.