ONC Awards 10 Challenge Grants to 8 State HIEs: Totals $16 Million

Health Information Exchange Challenge Grant Program
Excerpted from ONC site on 1/27/2011.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has awarded $16 million in new Challenge Grants to encourage breakthrough innovations for health information exchange that can be leveraged widely to support nationwide health information exchange and interoperability.
The Health Information Exchange (HIE) Challenge Grant Program is providing 10 awards between $1 and $2 million to State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program grantees to develop innovative and scalable solutions in five key areas:

  1. Achieving health goals through health information exchange
  2. Improving long-term and post-acute care transitions
  3. Consumer-mediated information exchange
  4. Enabling enhanced query for patient care
  5. Fostering distributed population-level analytics
The ONC-funded State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program promotes secure exchange of health information to enable patient-centered care and providers’ achievement of meaningful use requirements.
State/SDE Previous Award Amount Amount Awarded
January 2011
Colorado Regional Health Information Organization $9,175,777 $1,718,783


Georgia Department of Community Health $13,003,003 $1,686,989


Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. $10,300,000 $1,718,439


Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. $1,267,970


Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation $10,599,719 $1,717,610


Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation $1,675,019


Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene $9,313,924 $1,683,171


HealthShare Montana $5,767,926 $1,400,802


NC Dept of State Treasurer $12,950,860 $1,708,693


Oklahoma Health Care Authrity $8,883,741 $1,719,086


TOTAL $79,994,950 $16,296,562

Learn more about the funding opportunity for this important initiative.

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