Administrator Eura Harrell asked board members at their meeting Thursday to allow her to hire Anniston-based Save Your Data to install the new server, which will allow the storage of all medical records in digital form.
“If you remember a few months ago, I told you that by Jan. 1, 2014, all nursing homes are mandated to go paperless with our medical records,” Harrell told board members. “The old server will not hold all the data that is going to be required for all the documentation.”
The server hasn’t been updated for at least 10 years, Harrell added.
She talked to Save Your Data, which has been maintaining the current system for 10 years, about updating the server, she said. The company quoted $22,505 to replace the server with one that would hold all the records, Harrell said.
Board member Pam Richardson said she believed the board had to get three quotes on the project before accepting one. Board member Landon Brown agreed.
Harrell said she could do that, but she had to have the new server before Dec. 31 to comply with the mandate.
The board agreed to take bids on the project until Nov. 29 and meet on Dec. 6 to open the bids and award the project.
In other business the board:
— Opened the three bids it received for the four ambulances it is trying to sell. One bid for the three running ambulances was for $3,008.88 each. The board members rejected the bid because they thought it was too low. They decided instead to put two of the ambulances onto govdeals.com for $5,000. The third requires a lot of work and the board members decided to donate it to Semper Fi Rescue. The board received two bids on the old box-style truck that doesn’t run — one for $50 and one for $501.50. The board accepted the bid of $501.50 from the Haunted Chicken House. Board member Dan Hopkins recused himself from the vote.
— Approved allowing Emergency Services Director Tracy Lambert to advertise for bids for a generator for the EMS facility.
The next meeting will be Dec.6 at 5:30 p.m.
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