Har­vard, Mayo, U of I, Texas to share $60 mil­lion IT grant

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

Har­vard Uni­ver­sity, the Mayo Clinic, the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois at Ur­bana-Cham­paign and the Uni­ver­sity of Texas Health Sci­ence Cen­ter at Hous­ton will share $60 mil­lion in fed­eral grant money to pro­mote re­search and in­no­va­tion in health in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, ac­cord­ing to the Of­fice of the Na­tional Co­or­di­na­tor for Health In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy at HHS. The an­nounce­ment was made by ONC head David Blu­men­thal. The money comes from the Amer­i­can Re­cov­ery and Rein­vest­ment Act of 2009 un­der a pro­gram called the Strate­gic Health IT Ad­vanced Re­search Projects. Each grantee will ad­dress a dis­crete health IT is­sue and come up with both short-term and long-term so­lu­tions to what the ONC an­nounce­ment de­scribed as “key chal­lenges.”

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