Tuesday, August 21, 2007

CalRHIO to provide $340,000 to health care information networks

Savings from efficiences may not have been enough to pay for expansion. SV

CalRHIO, a statewide initiative to create a secure health care information network linking California hospitals, doctors and clinics, said Monday it is funneling up to $340,000 to four "safety net" health information exchanges in San Francisco, Healdsburg, Santa Clara and Southern California's Tehachapi Valley.

Three of the four networks are based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

The funding was made available through an earlier grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation, officials at San Francisco-based CalRHIO said Aug. 20. The four awardees, who will net up to $85,000 each to strengthen or expand existing information networks, include:

The San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium.

Healdsburg's Alliance Medical Center.

Santa Clara's Community Health Partnership.

The Tehachapi Valley Health Care District.

East Bay Business Times

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