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HHS Gives $20 Million for Rural EHRs
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Some 1,655 critical access and rural hospitals in 41 states, and the nationwide Indian Country will share $19.8 million in federal funds to help facilities convert from paper to electronic health record technology.

In making the announcement Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that by making this transition, these small and rural facilities can better qualify for “substantial EHR incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid.”