Thursday, June 3, 2010

$83.9 million for health information technology: state-by-state list of recipients

In health care reform, there's nearly universal agreement that a long-term fix means finding ways to bring down the fast-rising surge in costs. (We're involved with some of those efforts; here's a good overview of some of the proposals and challenges.) One of the key strategies is to harness the efficiencies of technology. Why? See photo above.

On the federal front, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services -- the primary agency implementing the nuts and bolts of health care reform -- today announced nearly $83.9 million in grants to help networks of health centers shift to electronic health records. Combined the networks provide care for nearly 19 million patients.

Here's HHS' announcement, which includes a state-by-state list of grant recipients.

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