Healthcare IT Spending

It was announced today that the government is releasing an additional $81.7 million funding to expand community health center services; this money is outside of the stimulus package.  

According to the healthcare IT News, “Health center directors on the press call agreed that funding for healthcare IT in community care centers would be beneficial. Mary Bufwack, CEO of United Health Services, a community health center in Nashville, Tenn., said her system already has basic electronic health records in at least five sites. EHRs, she said, help to avoid duplication of services and keep medication information accurate in a population that often tends to be transient.”

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