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4 state HIEs split $2.5 million in fed grant funds

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With its economic stimulus funds dwindling, the out-going Obama administration is still backing health information exchanges meant to spur better patient care. Using leftover money from a $2 billion appropriation, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS awarded grants totaling nearly $2.4 million to four state HIEs.The Delaware Health Information Network and the Oregon Health Authority each received $625,000, the Rhode Island Quality Institute received $489,544, and the Utah Health Information Network got $624,604.The Delaware HIN serves 60 hospitals in Delaware and Maryland, and will use its grant—it’s third from the ONC—to connect with counterpart HIEs in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania, said Randy Farmer, its COO.That will

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