Members of the winning CMC Health Care IT team are recognized for their efforts.  (Left to right) Melissa Haworth, Senior Information Systems Analyst Supervisor;  Brian Lemley, Data Processing Manager III, from DCHCS Headquarters, presenting the award; Russell Houser, Assistant Information Systems Analyst; Frederick Casados, Staff Information Systems Analyst; and Cliff Kessinger, Staff Information Systems Analyst.

Members of the winning CMC Health Care IT team are recognized for their efforts. (Left to right) Melissa Haworth, Senior Information Systems Analyst Supervisor; Brian Lemley, Data Processing Manager III, from DCHCS Headquarters, presenting the award; Russell Houser, Assistant Information Systems Analyst; Frederick Casados, Staff Information Systems Analyst; and Cliff Kessinger, Staff Information Systems Analyst.

By Lt. Monica Ayon, AA/PIO

The Health Care IT team at the California Men’s Colony received the “Serving the Client Award” in the Division of Correctional Health Care Services IT Staff Recognition Award Program last month.

The CMC team overcame procurement obstacles by borrowing hardware from Headquarters and the California Health Care Facility in Stockton to meet the timeline for the activation of the 50-bed Crisis Unit at CMC.

The team rolled out nearly 100 computers, 15 laptops and 47 printers in about two weeks, all the while meeting the needs of the existing staff, the nomination said.

The nomination also touted the successful deployment of a Patient Demographic Tool that was responsible for cutting errors on CDCR forms by 50 percent. The CMC IT team used Xcel to create tool to populate common CDCR forms with accurate inmate/patient demographics, including name, CDCR number and current housing information.