HHS Announces Additional $162 Million to Promote Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology
HHS announced that it would “provide approximately $162 million to 16 states and qualified designated entities (SDEs) to facilitate non-proprietary health information exchange that adheres to national standards.” Those states receiving part of that $162 million are Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, South Carolina, Iowa, Idaho, North Dakota, Alaska, Nebraska, South Dakota, Connecticut, Mississippi, Indiana, Montana, Texas, and Louisiana. The purpose of the health information exchange is to improve the quality of healthcare delivery by providing incentive payments encourage qualified healthcare providers and hospitals to meaningfully use healthcare information technology.
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