TriCounty Health Upgrade

TriCounty Health Department is joining the 21st century with a major upgrade to a digital filing system and other handy technological applications. “Right now we just have filing cabinets full of records,” explains TriCounty Director Jordan Mathis. “With the new system, a record is made for each person in the database that will be stored electronically and can be shared with healthcare providers. We’re also looking at the capability for text message reminders for appointments. We expect this to really speed things up on our end.” Another major bonus to the system upgrade is the ability to synch records up to the statewide database for immunizations. The implementation will, however, have an effect on TriCounty Health clinical services from September 12 - 17 in both Vernal and Roosevelt as staff receive a week’s worth of training on the new system. Pretty much any service that you need a nurse for, such as immunizations, WIC, and Baby your Baby, will be unavailable during that week. “This really will improve efficiencies on our end to save time and money,” shares Mathis. “This is far overdue and we are excited to get it in place. We expect it to take about six months for full implementation.”

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.