100 years ago Henry Ford, who created the auto industry’s first production line, financed and built the Henry Ford Hospital. Today the Henry Ford Health System is the only organization in the U.S. to win all five major health care quality awards. The rich archives of this institution are managed with Eloquent Archives™.
Vancouver, BC – September 8, 2016 – Eloquent Systems Inc is pleased to announce that Henry Ford Health System (Lam Archives) has upgraded their Eloquent Archives™ software to the latest version which is mobile-friendly. The responsive-design make it easy to read and operate on a smart phone and tablet as well as with any desk top browser. The new Eloquent Mobile technology also makes their archival holdings an integral part of their website.
Henry Ford started using the archives application in the Eloquent Cloud after their legacy data was migrated by Eloquent Professional Services earlier this year. They spent a few month cleaning up the migrated data and trying out all the new functions now possible with the new software.
“Eloquent has many features that have helped us make our collections more accessible and useable,” said Julia Pope, MLS; Senior Archivist. “The ability to mark certain records as not approved for the public, while still keeping them searchable by staff, has been very useful, since as a medical archives we are always concerned about maintaining privacy.”
“The bulk editing functions have allowed us to put up a large number of scanned photographs in a short period of time,” said Ms. Pope. “The new mobile-friendly public search page is well-designed and professional-looking, while also being simple for users to navigate and locate items. Most importantly, Eloquent’s customer service has always been prompt and helpful, and their willingness to help us customize our site and make it work for our needs is remarkable.”
About Henry Ford Health System
Presently, Henry Ford Health System handles approximately 3.2 million patient visits annually. With more than 23,000 employees, Henry Ford Health System is the 5th largest employer in metro Detroit. The employees and physicians take Henry Ford Health System’s mission seriously to provide exceptional, cost effective, quality care strengthened by education and research – carrying on the traditions of the founder and the original staff of the Henry Ford Hospital.
About the Archives
The Conrad R. Lam Archives is the official archival repository of the Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Health System. Located in the Health System’s One Ford Place building, the collections of the Archives include manuscripts, files, books, institutional newsletters and publications, photographs, and audiovisual materials that document health care, medical and surgical practice, nursing service, medical and nursing education, research, employee and community relations, institutional growth, and the history of the buildings.
About Eloquent Systems Inc
Eloquent Systems provides the software required by professionals for archives, library, museum, and records management. It gives their users a single portal into all their resources – physical and digital. The cross-application search finds items from all four applications and formats the output to comply with standards established by the respective disciplines for each application
Links to Online Content
You can search the Lam Archives with your smart phone as well as with any Internet browser. Learn more about the Eloquent Archives™ software on Eloquent’s Website, where you can also access other client databases under Client List. You are invited to register for a webinar or private demo to learn how you can quickly get your digital content online for public access.
Merv Richter, President