G.A.I.N. – powered by Lowe’s
Accenture and Carolina Computer Partners volunteers delivered a SharePoint configuration, migration and training to Memory and Movement Charlotte through Apparo’s G.A.I.N. program. As a result of this project, Memory and Movement Charlotte anticipates increasing operating efficiencies, reducing risks and empowering staff.
Memory & Movement Charlotte (MMC) is devoted to meeting the medical, safety and behavioral needs of patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other forms of memory and movement disorders. Using a time-and-attention model, MMC develops a care plan for each patient. At the same time, caregivers receive continuing education, and time to ask questions and express concerns. No one is turned away.
Memory and Movement Charlotte has embarked on their next journey of G.A.I.N., an Apparo program generously sponsored by Lowe’s and EY. MMC partnered with a volunteer team from Accenture to help them set up their new SharePoint site, implement a cloud-based file structure and guide them in data clean up and migration of files to the new site. The team also provided staff with the training needed to fully utilize and manage the new tool. Bill Hammelman of Carolina Computer Partners served as the Change Agent and facilitated the project.
The implementation of SharePoint will save staff time, reduce risks and improve the ability to collaborate and provide real time updates. MMC anticipates staff time saved will be used to focus on fundraising for a new facility that will allow MMC to bring on a new physician and increase the number of patients they are able to serve. It will also reduce the time between the client visit and providing information to the family which will shorten the time required for revenue recognition. Prior to this project, MMC realized they needed a replacement server. Because they were able to migrate many of their files to SharePoint, the replacement server they will purchase will be less expensive and easier to maintain, saving MMC time and cost.
MMC Executive Director, Janet LeClair, shared a specific example of the benefits SharePoint is already having at their organization, “The value of our transition to SharePoint has been proven already. An employee’s laptop needed unexpected repair, and she was able to work from multiple other devices without missing a beat. Thank you for helping to make this integration so seamless.”
Accenture volunteers, Kevin Kohut, Jerod Wallace and Bob Johnson, worked with Carolina Computer Partners volunteer, Bill Hammelman, to contribute over 50 hours and deliver a project worth more than $10,000. Several volunteers were excited to share about their participation on the project:
- Kevin Kohut, Senior Manager for Accenture, observes, “This is an opportunity for our staff to see a real-world application of these tools, and to use them to maximize the impact of a nonprofit in our community. Memory & Movement Charlotte’s work is personally meaningful, and I’ll support the practice even when this project is complete.”
- Project Change Agent and President of CCP Technologies, Bill Hammelman, commented, “I’m so glad I was able to work with this amazing team to help Memory & Movement Charlotte make a greater impact by leveraging their existing tools in new ways.”