Lenovo’s ThinkCentre division has recently donated a number of desktop systems to the United Foundation for Children’s Healthcare (UFCH), a Beijing based non-profit charity in support of UFCH’s mission to “provide medical care for abandoned and orphaned children and give them a chance for a normal life”. For more than 12 years, UFCH has managed medical programs to provide this desperately needed care. In particular, UFCH partners with United Family Healthcare’s team of experienced doctors and nurses to provide these disadvantaged children with free quality medical care. Once the children have received medical care, UFCH helps place the healed children in new homes and safer environments.
Lenovo’s donation included four ThinkCentre M-series towers and one ThinkCentre Edge 92z All-in-One PC. The PCs also included six ThinkVision LT-series monitors, encompassing three 24” wide screens, two 14” mobile monitors, and one 23” display optimized for video conferencing. UFCH volunteers work 365 days a year to support child patient care, and require reliable PCs that can efficiently handle database management and interoffice communication to meet their demands. A key point for healthcare organizations is safeguarding patient information. The new ThinkVision LT2323z monitor includes a webcam cover that guarantees privacy after the conclusion of video conference calls. There is even a chassis-intrusion switch on the Lenovo unit that will sound an alarm if anyone attempts to physically access the hard drive without permission.
Today the UFCH volunteers can better coordinate surgeries, hold Skype calls with partners, and during my visit I witnessed firsthand volunteers designing foundation web pages and newsletters to promote children’s health. Lenovo is working with healthcare organizations such as the United Foundation for Children’s Healthcare to provide more opportunities through advanced technology for those who need it most.
To learn more about the United Foundation for Children’s Healthcare and their mission, check out: www.unitedfoundation.org.
Also on October 14th, 2012 UFCH will be “Running for Hope” at the Beijing International Marathon. To participate or contribute support please visit http://beijing.ufh.com.cn/en/health-information/health-campaigns/46
Mitch Bechtold, ThinkCentre Marketing Consultant