$22 Million in HIT Grants

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-06-2005
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, recently announced the award of more than $22.3 million to 16 grantees to implement health information technology systems to improve the safety and quality of health care.

These projects are intended to contribute to AHRQ's capacity to learn from health IT implementation in clinical settings and to use the results from these real-world laboratories that are crucial to moving forward with broader implementation of health IT in American health care.

The recipients were selected from a group of AHRQ grantees who received health IT planning funds in 2004. This additional funding will allow them to carry out the plans they developed in their earlier grants. Eleven of the 16 grants were awarded to small and rural communities -- areas of special emphasis for AHRQ's health IT initiative.

See the full list of grantees at the AHRQ site