January 29, 2012

Non-Profit Spotlight: Irish Cancer Society 'Care to Drive' Program

IRELAND - The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has fostered a unique partnership with volunteers from IBM in Ireland that resulted in developing a cloud-based patient care solution to support the expansion of the Society's Care to Drive program. Care to Drive is a service operated by the ICS that provides free transportation for cancer patients to and from their treatment. Prior to IBM's development of a new system, the program required a lot of manual work to match patient transfers with available volunteer drivers. In addition to their gift of time and expertise, IBM awarded the Irish Cancer Society a Centennial Grant of $75,000 that the ICS will put towards new computer hardware, software, and training that will aid in the implementation of the new system that will improve scheduling, route planning and mapping, volunteer reimbursement, and data management of the Care to Drive program. To learn more read: Caring to Thrive, IBM Centennial Grant Supports Getting Patients to Doctors (IBM) and Care to Drive Volunteer Updates (ICS).

VIDEO: IBM Volunteers work with The Irish Cancer Society

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