Federal Investment to Boost Information Technology at Community Health Centers

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell hasย announced more than $87 million in funding for 1,310 health centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin.

โ€œHealth centers across the country are instrumental in providing high-quality, comprehensive primary health care to millions of people,โ€ said Secretary Burwell. โ€œThis investment will help unlock health care data and put it to work, improving health outcomes and building a better health care system for the American people.โ€

The funding will support health information technology enhancements to accelerate health centersโ€™ transition to value-based models of care, improve ways to share and use information,, and increase engagement in delivery system transformation. This is the first significant investment since 2009 directly awarded to health centers to support the purchase of health information technology.

To view the full HHS press release please visit this link.

For a full list of the awards please visit this link.