LOS ANGELES – AltaMed Health Services, the nation’s largest independent federally qualified community health centers, has received a donation of 125 Toughbook handheld computers from Panasonic Corporation of North America.
The AltaMed Health Education department will utilize the Panasonic Toughbooks while working at community events to connect the public to health services and public resources, update patient medical records in real-time, and conduct surveys.
“We’re grateful to Panasonic for its generous donation that will empower our field work,” said Jessica Solares, Director of Health Education and Wellness at AltaMed. “Health education and outreach are a large part of what our frontline teams do to connect underserved communities with access to health care services and public resources.”
“We commend our nation’s heroic health care workers for serving on the frontlines during this pandemic,” said Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director Panasonic Foundation and Office of Social Impact. “We’re honored to provide these devices to AltaMed to help make the information collection process safer and more efficient.
For more than 50 years, AltaMed has provided access to quality health care services, regardless of the ability to pay. AltaMed serves more than 300,000 patients annually through 27 health centers across Los Angeles and Orange counties. To learn more about AltaMed, visit www.AltaMed.org.