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Central Indiana gets $16M in health IT stimulus

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The central Indiana area has been selected as one of 15 communities that will share in $220 million worth of grants for pilot projects to test health-care information technology, the federal government announced Tuesday afternoon.

The Indiana Health Information Exchange Inc., a not-for-profit organization in Indianapolis, will receive $16 million to help it expand its reach.

The money comes from federal economic stimulus legislation passed last year and is intended to encourage development and use of systems to connect doctors, hospitals and patients, according to the White House.

The grants will create as many as 1,100 jobs, each paying an average of $70,000 per year, officials said.

Last year’s $862 billion economic stimulus measure included as much as $27 billion for doctors and hospitals to adopt electronic medical records and committed $2 billion to develop technology so every American can have electronic records by 2014.

The Obama administration announced $975 million in government grants on Feb. 12 to encourage the use of health-care technology at hospitals to help share medical information and train medical professionals to use the new systems.

With 15,000 active users and the ability to exchange the health information of 6 million patients, the Indiana Health Information Exchange is the largest health information exchange in the nation.
 

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