Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is the recipient of a $19.5 million Recovery Act grant to help health care providers advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology (IT). The grant is part of a nearly $1 billion federal investment to help grow the emerging health IT industry and train workers for the health care jobs of the future.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced the awards. The intent of the grant is to increase accuracy for medical recordkeeping and reduce errors resulting in cost-savings.
MSM will serve as a regional extension center for all of
“The Georgia Department of Community Health is spearheading the development of an accurate and secure Health Information Exchange system for the state,” said Dr. Rhonda Medows, commissioner. “We are proud to partner with Morehouse School of Medicine to promote the adoption of electronic health records by health care providers and to provide information for effective use of health information technology.”
“This joint effort will enable us to reach the provider community and give them the necessary support to improve health outcomes for the patients they serve,” said Dr. Carladenise Edwards, DCH chief of staff and State Health Information Technology coordinator.
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) recruits and trains minority and other students as physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals committed to improving the health and well-being of communities. MSM is a member of the largest consortium of Historically
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The Office of Health Information Technology and Transparency (HITT) is responsible for leading the strategic efforts of the State of