A local health care provider is receiving an $897,240 grant to further strengthen its services to Bay Area seniors.
On Lok Lifeways is one of nine California health care organizations included in UnitedHealthcare’s $5.2 million grant to boost services in underserved communities. The award will allow On Lok to strengthen its electronic medical records system, “PACELink,” through software upgrades, new technology investments and improved training.
PACELink is a medical records program that facilitates the swapping of information between On Lok’s 10 Bay Area health and wellness centers, leading to greater efficiencies in scheduling, transportation, home-visit reporting, medication distribution and prescriptions.
On Lok, founded in 1972, provides long-term care for seniors, while its PACELink program has been replicated by 91 organizations in 30 states.
Since 2008, UnitedHealthcare has provided $3.1 million in grants to San Francisco health care providers.