Monday, April 05, 2010

HHS Awards $144 Million in Recovery Act Funds:Education and Research Winners

HHS Awards $144 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Institutions of Higher Education and Research to Address Critical Needs for the Widespread Adoption and Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology

Academia and the Research Community will support health providers by delivering more than 50,000 new health IT professionals to the workforce and addressing current and future barriers to achieving meaningful use of health IT.

Workforce Award recipients, by program area, include:

Community College Consortia Program ($36 million)

Curriculum Development Center ($10 million)

University-Based Training Programs ($32 million)

Competency Examination Program ($6 million)

Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Program ($60 million)


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