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Delta Health Technologies® Presents Software Licenses to Penn State Altoona

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 913 hits

ALTOONA – A gift in kind presented to Penn State Altoona by Delta Health Technologies, LLC, will enable the campus’s nursing students to utilize electronic medical records software designed to document clinical services in a home health environment. Valued at nearly $300,000, Delta’s gift involves 200 licenses for the medical software package entitled ClinicalVirtuoso™.

“On behalf of our entire Penn State Altoona community, I express gratitude to Delta Health Technologies for an act of philanthropy that will profoundly enhance the academic experiences of our nursing students,” said Chancellor Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry. “By employing state-of-the-art clinical services software programs, our students will gain the type of practical experience that accentuates classroom and lab instruction and positions them prominently among candidates for employment in the healthcare industry.”

Equipped with many features, ClinicalVirtuoso enables students to record daily tasks, document an initial patient assessment, establish and conduct a care plan, manage ongoing services, and chart discharges and transfers, among numerous administrative functions. The software is intended for educational purposes in simulated clinical environments only.

“Delta Health Technologies is committed to improving the quality of healthcare provided in the home setting,” said Keith R. Crownover, president and CEO of Delta Health Technologies in Altoona. “We toured high-tech labs in use by the Penn State Altoona Nursing program and decided that we had an opportunity to work together to bring technology to the documentation of the care being simulated. A key element of healthcare reform is the use of electronic health records, and yet we have been unable to find any clinical programs at any school in the country that have included the use of automation in the curriculum. What better place to start than right here in Altoona, and what better way to make a difference than in the education of the next cohort of caregiving professionals? We will be exploring other opportunities for the use of the software at other clinical programs within the Penn State system, as well as at other universities throughout the country.”

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