HRSA Awards Millions for HIT

HHS https://www.hhs.gov through HRSA https://www.hrsa.gov has awarded almost $42 million to 49 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN). HCCNs are groups of health centers collaborating to improve operational and clinical practices by making technology easier for providers and patients to use, provide security for patient information, and use data to improve patient care.

These awards will enable the HCCNs to support 1,183 federally funded health centers across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to expand the use of health IT. HCCNs in communities in thirteen states received awards. Thirteen awards were for over one million.

The highest three year award for $2,730,000 went to OCHIN Inc. https://ochin.org in Portland and OCHIN will become the largest HCCN in the U.S. OCHIN is going to work across HCCN members and partners to provide technological advancements to achieve improved workflow and connectivity.

Go to https://bphc.hrsa.gov/program-oppotunities/funding-opportunities/hccn/awards for a list of awardees. Go to https://bphc.hrsa.gov.gov/qualityimprovement/strategicpartnerships/hccn.html to learn more about HCCNs.

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