Thursday, October 06, 2005

HHS Awards Contracts to Advance Nationwide Interoperable HIT

HHS Press Release - October 6, 2005:
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today awarded three contracts totaling $17.5 million to public-private groups that will accelerate the adoption of health information technology (health IT) and the secure portability of health information across the U.S. These groups will form strategic partnerships to develop the building blocks necessary for achieving the President’s goal of widespread adoption of interoperable electronic health records (EHR) within 10 years.

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