More health IT funding available from HHS
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 7, 2010
The Dept. of Health and Human Services announced May 26 that an additional $30.3 million has become available to fund two additional health information technology cooperative agreement awards.
The money will go toward pilot programs aimed at helping physicians and others achieve meaningful use of electronic medical records and show measurable improvements in quality through health IT. These two new "beacon" communities will use technology to bring together physicians, hospitals, health programs and patients to design new ways to improve health quality and efficiency, HHS said. On May 4, the department's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced that 15 communities had received awards for a total of $220 million in beacon community funding.
More information on the two additional funding opportunities is available online (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/06/07/gvbf0607.htm.