Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has announced that seven regional sites across the state will receive a total of $26.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) resources to assist in the implementation of the state’s health information technology initiative.
These resources are a portion of Ohio’s total $43 million ARRA award for the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), the non-profit entity designated by Strickland to lead the implementation of health information technology in Ohio.
The regional partners include:
- Akron Regional Hospital Association will receive $3,928,500 to assist 873 primary care physicians
- Case Western Reserve University will receive $7,942,500 to assist 1,765 primary care physicians
- Central Ohio Health Information Exchange (COHIE) will receive $6,084,000 to assist 1,352 primary care physicians
- Greater Dayton Area Health Information Network (GDAHA) will receive $2,898,000 to assist 644 primary care physicians
- Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio will receive $2,875,500 to assist 639 primary care physicians
- Northeast Ohio (NEO) HealthForce will receive $1,453,500 to assist 323 primary care physicians
- Ohio University will receive $1,818,000 to assist 404 primary care physicians
In addition, Healthbridge, an established HIE based in Cincinnati, also received a federal grant to support 11 counties in the region.