New Mass. electronic health records grants: Wiring Healthcare for the Homeless

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From Healthcare IT News:

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative will give 32 collaborative projects up to $75,000 each in HIway Implementation Grants to help 80 healthcare organizations across the Commonwealth connect to the HIway, Massachusetts’ statewide health information exchange.

From the Massachusetts eHealth Institute

Recipients were awarded grants based on their ability to build upon existing improvement efforts that impact care quality, costs or population health. Types of collaborative projects receiving funding include:

  • A large facility using the HIway to manage heart failure patient care;
  • Coordination between care facilities and patient care coordinators;
  • An ambulance service using the HIway for pre-hospital care coordination for the homeless; and
  • An acute care organization using the HIway to share discharge summaries to skilled nursing facilities and home health organizations.
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