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HHS to offer almost $20 million in EHR tech help
Modern Healthcare

HHS has announced nearly $20 million in technical support assistance to help critical-access and rural hospital facilities make the switch from paper-based medical records to certified electronic health-record systems. The new funding is provided under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It will help approximately 1,655 critical-access and rural hospitals qualify for EHR incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid, according to a news release from HHS.