The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has chosen 39 healthcare organizations to receive federal grants worth a combined $685 million to help clinicians leverage tools and methods for care delivery.
“These awards will give patients more of the information they need to make informed decisions about their care and give clinicians access to information and support to improve care coordination and quality outcomes,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said Tuesday.
HHS awarded the funds through the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.
Twenty-nine organizations will help implement information technology tools for providers and patients to communicate electronically and programs to educate patients about medications and centralize reporting of healthcare data.
The department will also provide 10 national medical groups up to $27 million in additional funds to develop clinical practice guidelines, offer continue medication education units and increase access to educational materials and registry data.