HHS awards $267M for regional HIT extension centers

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $267 million in funding for 28 regional HIT assistance centers that will complete a nationwide network of 60 centers.

These Regional Extension Centers are non-profit organizations that will provide technical assistance to doctors and healthcare organizations that are implementation EMR systems.

The awardees include:
  • Alaska eHealth Network in Anchorage, Ak. - $3.63 million
  • University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. - $7.52 million
  • Arizona Health-e Connection in Phoenix - $10.79 million
  • Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County in Los Angeles - $15.63 million
  • eHealthConnecticut in Rocky Hill, Conn. - $5.75 million
  • National Indian Health Board in Washington, D.C. - $5.75 million
  • Quality Insights of Delaware in Wilmington, Del. - $5.86 million
  • University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla. - $7.67 million
  • Community Health Centers Alliance in St. Petersburg, Fla. - $10.98 million
  • University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. - $5.88 million
  • Hawaii Health Information Exchange in Honolulu - $5.86 million
  • University of Kentucky Research Foundation in Lexington, Ky. - $6.01 million
  • Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum in Baton Rouge, La. - $4.29 million
  • The Curators of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. - $6.84 million
  • Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation in Helena, Mont. - $5.02 million
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J. - $23.05 million
  • Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (Eastern) in King of Prussia, Pa. - $28.81 million
  • Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (Western) in King of Prussia, Pa. - $15.63 million
  • Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, P.R. - $19.28 million
  • South Carolina Research Foundation in Columbia, S.C. - $5.58 million
  • Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. - $5.69 million
  • TAMUS Health Science Center Research Foundation in College Station, Texas - $5.28 million
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - $15.27 million
  • Dallas- Fort Worth Hospital Council Education and Research Foundation in Irving, Texas - $8.49 million
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas - $6.67 million