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HHS, ONC Award $30M to States to Help Promote Adoption Health Info Exchange Platforms

health infosecThe Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have awarded $29.7 million to 12 grantees to help boost the adoption of health information exchange systems.

States, their state designated institutions and territories received the awards through cooperative agreements and will provide technical support services for eligible and non-eligible health care providers and hospitals, according to HealthIT.gov.

Grant awardees will receive the funds through the Advance Interoperable Health Information Technology Services to Support Health Information Exchange Program.

The award recipients will work to integrate health information with health IT, build up health data access from external sources and incorporate health data exchange into the workflows of medical care providers in an effort to help manage population health and coordinate care.

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