In January 2020 Volunteers and Medicine Clinic of the Cascades became an operational Epic Community Connect partner of St. Charles Health System (SCHS). Last Thursday the SCHS donated seven in-room workstations and, in collaboration with GreenLoop IT Solutions, successfully configured VIM workstations and patient space to an in-room computing model. These workstations will allow for more direct patient care by enabling nurses and providers to chart in the room, order prescriptions in real time and even show patients imaging results during their appointment. These new computers are going to make patient care so much more efficient and increase our capacity to see more patients in the clinic.
About Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades
Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades (VIM) is a nonprofit clinic in Bend that provides free medical care to low-income, uninsured adults from working families in Central Oregon. Our mission is “to improve the health and wellness of the medically uninsured or critically underserved through the engagement of professionals, community partners, and dedicated volunteers.” VIM is the only clinic in Central Oregon that cares for the uninsured without charge. Patients receive primary and specialty medical care, medications, mental health care, surgery, physical therapy, lab work, medical tests, and education programs. All care is provided through medical and support volunteers. www.vim-cascades.org