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HHS Awards $772M For Health IT Projects

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $772 million in grants to medical facilities, hospitals and universities for healthcare information technology projects, Information Week reports.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will manage these grants and the government plans to award $895 million total over the next three years for grassroots projects.

HHS awarded 26 grants in May and expects the grants to deliver $1.9 billion in savings, according to Ken Terry’s report.

Last week, HHS announced $400 million in grants for biodefense research and development centers at three universities, with the goal of developing vaccines and drugs to combat biological weapons.

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