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State Health Information Exchanges Ramping Up

State Health Information Exchanges and Technology Centers are getting organized after being awarded millions in federal Recovery Act funds […]

State HIE Regional Extension Center Recipients for Health IT

State HIE, REC Recipients for Health IT

A complete listing of the state HIE, REC and job training grant recipients is as follows:

State HIE Awards:

State HIE Awardee Award Amount Alabama Medicaid Agency $10,564,789 Arizona Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery $9,377,000 Arkansas Dept of Finance and Administration $7,909,401 California Health and Human Services Agency $38,752,536 Colorado Regional Health Information Organization $9,175,777 Delaware Health Information Network $4,680,284 Government of the District of Columbia $5,189,709 Georgia Department of Community Health $13,003,003 Office of the Governor (Guam) $1,600,000 The Hawaii Health Information Exchange $5,602,318 Illinois Department of Health care and Family Services $18,837,639 Kansas Health Information Exchange Project $9,010,066 Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Kentucky) $9,750,000 State of Maine/Governor’s Office of Health Policy & Finance $6,599,401 Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation $10,599,719 Michigan Department of Health $14,993,085 Minnesota Department of Health $9,622,000 Missouri Depart of Social Services $13,765,040 Nevada Department of Health and Human Services $6,133,426 New […]

Nationwide Beacon Community Program for Health Information Exchange

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces Plans to Establish Health IT “Beacon Communities”

$235 million set aside to fund nationwide Beacon Community Program

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Dr. David Blumenthal, HHS’ National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, announced today plans to make available $235 million to support an innovative Beacon Community Program. The program will work to accelerate and demonstrate the ability of health information technology to transform local health care systems, and improve the lives of Americans and the performance of the health care providers who serve them. The Beacon Community Program will include $220 million in grants to build and strengthen health IT infrastructure and health information exchange capabilities, including strong privacy and security measures for data exchange, within 15 communities. An additional $15 million will be provided for technical assistance to the communities and to evaluate the success of the program.

“Health information technology will make our health care system more efficient and […]

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