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$26.8 Million Awarded to Ohio Health Organizations

April 15, 2010
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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.

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