HHS awards $1.5 million to improve information flow for patients and providers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs to improve the flow of health information.

The awardees will share a total of $1.5 million to create standards-based solutions that facilitate the exchange of health information. The lessons learned from these efforts will help advance innovation in using electronic health information by testing new approaches to improve the way health care is provided and its impact on the provider and patient experience.

“We are excited to support these innovative projects that advance the use of common standards to improve care, particularly in the categories of comprehensive medication management, laboratory data exchange, and care coordination,” said B. Vindell Washington, M.D., M.H.C.M., national coordinator for health information technology. “These programs will serve as key building blocks for improving the patient and provider experience with the flow of health information.”

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Department of Health and Human Services, Government Perspectives, HHS, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, ONC

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