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HHS Grants $162 to Fund State HIEs

March 16, 2010
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Washington) is awarding $162 million to help 16 states and qualified state designated entities facilitate health information exchange (HIE) efforts as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

According to HHS, every state and eligible territory has now been awarded funds under this program. A listing of the state HIE competitive agreements is as follows:

State/SDE

Award Amount

Agency of Health Care Administration (FL)

$20,738,582

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

$9,313,924

New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority

$11,408,594

South Carolina Department of Health & Human Services

$9,576,408

Iowa Department of Public Health

$8,375,000

Idaho Health Data Exchange

$5,940,500

State of North Dakota, Information Technology Department

$5,343,733

State of Alaska

$4,963,063

Nebraska Department of Administrative Services

$6,837,180

South Dakota Department of Health

$6,081,750

Department of Public Health, State of CT

$7,297,930

State of Mississippi

$10,387,000

Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc.

$10,300,000

HealthShare Montana

$5,767,926

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

$28,810,208

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

$10,583,000

Total

$161,724,798

For more information about the state HIE program, please click here.

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