Erie Insurance Giving Network Grant

Posted on January 26th, 2017 at 11:41 AM
Erie Insurance Giving Network Grant

The Erie Insurance Giving Network presented a $120,000 challenge grant to help fund a system-wide IT infrastructure upgrade for all Erie County Barber National Institute group homes. Group home resident Tracy Hazlett, seated left, and Tina Mattera, Residential Manager, showed some of the equipment, including new tablets and printers, that was recently installed in all 52 group homes. Standing, from left, are Vanessa Munoz, Residential Support Associate at the Barber National Institute; Ann Scott, Community Outreach Manager at Erie Insurance; John Barber, President and Chief Executive Officer at Barber National Institute; Katie Maffeo, Director of Intellectual Disabilities Services; Laurie Callaghan, Director, IT Application Systems; and Jane Davis, Chief Information Officer.The project provided new computer hardware and applications to enhance care for more than 200 adult residents with intellectual or physical disabilities. With the new capabilities, paper based records are being transitioned into electronic records that enable staff to better share important information about medical issues or behavioral challenges in real time to more effectively respond to the needs of the adults.