Latest Round of Stimulus Grants Will Help Fund EHR Efforts

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Nearly 400 community health centers nationwide will adopt or expand their use of electronic health record systems using federal economic stimulus grants that first lady Michelle Obama announced on Monday, Healthcare IT News reports.

In addition, more than 650 community health centers will use funds to buy health IT systems or other new equipment (Merrill, Healthcare IT News, 6/30).

The grants Obama announced on Monday total $851 million and will go to more than 1,500 community health centers throughout the U.S.

The grants are the third round of stimulus funds for community health centers since President Obama signed the legislation in February (Goedert, Health Data Management, 6/30).

Kenneth Kessel
sue thanks will see what I can find...if you have any medical software questions let me know..thanks again
Sue Dormanen
Hi Kenneth, This is the page where guidance is posted on the Recovery Act Grants for the Health Center Program.
Sue Dormanen
A good way to learn about Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) section of ARRA is through the EHR convenings the Community Clinic Initiative is hosting this month:
Kenneth Kessel
This is great but can someone tell me how the facilities actually apply for these grants? I'm working with a few cmhc's and trying to stear them in the right direction but everywhere i look just sends me around in a circle. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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