Friday, February 12, 2010

North Carolina gets its share of the stimulus money and a boost to help with EHR adoption

Today the white house announced what has been awarded to the different states to support Health Information Exchange and assist care providers with training and technical support with Electronic health records.

This makes the state of North Carolina one of the 41 states to get $ 12.9 million dollars in funding to facilitate HIE for the state. While there are several other already established health record exchange initiatives, the NC HWTF (North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund) has greater potential to get a strong NC HIE started.

In addition, with the establishment of the regional extension centers and their awarded 13.6 Million dollars available through North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program (AHEC) North Carolina care providers will have better access to onsite technical assistance to help with the adoption of electronic health records.

For a full list of grants awarded visit:

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