$1.2 Million Grant for Nationwide Health Information Exchange Adoption and Development
Originally published: September 1, 2009
Last updated: September 1, 2009 - 4:10pm
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT awarded the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Foundation a one-year, $1.2 million grant to man the State-level Health Information Exchange (SL-HIE) Consensus Project. SL-HIE assists states with nationwide health information exchange (HIE) adoption and development, AHIMA said. The stimulus law has boosted the importance of HIEs in the administration's overall e-health agenda. Dr. David Blumenthal, the national coordinator for health IT, recently announced the availability of $564 million state grants to bolster health information exchange. To prepare, states will need to line up resources and coordinate a variety of programs and obligations.
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