At presstime, Indiana was awarded a four-year, $10.3 million grant to enhance the quality and reach of the state’s existing health information technology delivery system, which works to improve health outcomes for Hoosiers and reduce costs in health care. The grant will be made through a new state-chartered, non-profit entity called Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc.
The funding is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program (CAP). CAP will help advance Indiana’s position as a leader in sustainable, secure, standards-based health information technology, which securely sends clinical test results, reports and other medical information between physician groups, clinics and hospital networks.
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