Coroner Reporting Goes Live
The Kane County, Ill., coroner’s office decided to implement a computer-based data system to meet the increasing demands of a growing Kane County, knowing that budget restrictions prevented the hiring of new staff.
When the coroner’s office could not find a packaged solution, it hired CDW-Government and partner company Ta-Kenset to design a custom data system.
Under the old system using paper forms and outdated computers, each cause of death investigation and conclusion required 60 different forms.
CDW-Government and its partner built a system in nine months that streamlined data-entry across forms, protected private information, created a tiered-access system for staff, and provided exclusive data privileges to the corner. The system went live on January 1, 2004.
The office would now like to expand the system by accepting requests for birth and death certificates online, for instance.
“Because of what we’ve done in here, the county has begun to look at other departments in the county to see how they can use the technology to implement similar programs in all of our departments,” says Kane County Coroner Chuck West.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from eWeek (12/11/06); Vol. 23, No. 49, P. C3; McKeefry, Hailey Lynne.