More EHR Extension Centers FundedWill train doctors, hospitals on EHRs, security
Earlier, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $375 million for 32 other extension centers.
The centers are designed to help educate provider organizations, especially smaller clinics, that are just beginning to roll out EHRs thanks to a new federal incentive payment program in the HITECH Act, a component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The 60 HITECH Act-funded extension centers will provide technical support services to at least 100,000 primary care clinicians and hospitals within two years.
HHS will make available another $25 million for two-year supplemental awards to the centers.