HHS Announces $235 Million for HIT Advancement

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a three-year, $235 million Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program. The program includes $220 million to contract with up to 15 not-for-profit and government organizations that are leaders in health information technology to “generate and disseminate valuable lessons learned that will be applicable to the rest of the nation’s communities.” An additional $10 million will be for evaluation and $5 million for technical assistance.

December 1, 2009

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HHS Announces $235 Million for HIT Advancement

Awards ranging from $10 million to $20 million each will be made in the form of cooperative agreements to organizations that are already designated leaders in the advancement of health IT, workflow redesign and care coordination, or quality monitoring and feedback. Eligible recipients are state, county, city, township or special district governments, public and private higher education institutions, Native American tribal governments and organizations and certain other not-for-profits.

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