Health Information Technology Archives
February 19, 2010. Governor McDonnell announced on Monday that Virginia will receive $24 million in federal funding as part of the nearly $1 billion in stimulus funds earmarked by the White House for health information technology initiatives. The Commonwealth will receive $11.5 million to facilitate the health information exchange and $12.4 million for electronic health records.
June 26, 2009. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, warned this week that hospitals unwilling to share health records with competitors would most likely not be eligible to receive economic stimulus funds. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes $47 billion in incentives for hospitals and physicians adopting electronic health record systems.
May 22, 2009. On May 18th, Senator Warner hosted a conference at Virginia Commonwealth University to bring together stakeholders to learn how Virginia can access new federal funds and position the Commonwealth as a national leader on health IT. Approximately 400 participants attended the conference with an additional 300 viewing online, including hospital and health care executives from across the state, as well as federal and state officials. Click here to see an overview of the conference. Copies of the presentations can be found on Senator Warner's website.
May 15, 2009. At its initial meeting yesterday, the Health Information Technology Policy Committee agreed to form a work group to consider the definition of “meaningful use,” a concept that will determine what level of health information technology adoption is eligible for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In addition, the committee agreed to name a work group to address health IT certification, adoption and workforce issues; and a third work group to address health information exchange.
May 8, 2009. On May 18, Senator Warner is hosting a conference at the VCU Eugene P. and Lois E. Trani Center for Life Sciences with stakeholders in health information technology to discuss how to maximize opportunities available through the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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