The Ahmanson Foundation (Ahmanson) is a long-time supporter of Partners in Care Foundation—specifically IT. Over the years The Ahmanson Foundation has backed development of Partners in Care Foundation’s HomeMeds data system and program, which supports Partners’ National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) case management accreditation, healthcare contracting and management of the work of our Partners at Home Network.
In July 2018, Ahmanson awarded Partners in Care generous $100,000 grant for crucial IT security improvements. These are necessary for our growing collaborations with highly regulated and security conscious healthcare payers and providers. The Ahmanson Foundation funding will cover a permanent air conditioning to protect servers from overheating and losing data. The grant is also covering software to enable staff to monitor health and security of our network and servers, and a system to ensure safe file transfers with other agencies and healthcare providers. Also included is a device to monitor internet security and, where necessary, block inappropriate incoming and outgoing internet traffic. Finally, this grant supports security training and certification for Partners in Care IT department staff saving thousands of dollars in consulting fees and expenses.
About The Ahmanson Foundation
The Ahmanson Foundation was established in 1952 by financier Howard F. Ahmanson and his wife Dorothy. The Ahmanson Foundation concentrates its funding on cultural projects supporting the arts, education at the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels, medicine and delivery of health care services, specialized library collections, programs related to homelessness and low-income populations, preservation of the environment, and a wide range of human service projects. The vast majority of the Foundation’s philanthropy is directed toward organizations and institutions based in and serving the greater Los Angeles community. The Foundation is particularly committed to the support of non-profit organizations and institutions which continually demonstrate sound fiscal management, responsibility to efficient operation, and program integrity.
About Partners in Care Foundation
Since 1997, Partners in Care Foundation, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization, has served communities by providing preventative support and social services to adults with complex health issues. Partners is a family of healthcare innovators collaborating with a wide array of health plans, hospitals and physician networks, community based organizations, and governmental agencies. Based in the Greater Los Angeles area, Partners is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Partners is the largest organization of its kind in California. For more information, visit www.picf.org.