Of the $20 billion, $2 billion would go to HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (Ferris, Government Health IT, 1/15).Click here to access the article.
ONCHIT could use the funding to:
* Invest in IT architecture supporting health information exchanges and the national health information network;
* Provide grants to help health care providers adopt health IT products; and
* Train health care providers and IT professionals (Health Data Management, 1/15).
Some experts said that there are reports that at least some of the remaining $18 billion would be used to provide health IT grants to states (Government Health IT, 1/15).
Friday, January 16, 2009
$20 Billion allocated for Health IT
is included as part of the $825 economic stimulus proposal released by the House Appropriations Committee. From the iHealthBeat article: