3 NHIN Conracts Totaling $17.5 Million Awarded

Among others, Healthcare IT News is reporting that 3 contracts have been awarded under the National Health Information Network (NHIN) RFP. $3.3 million to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for you guessed it: health IT standards, $2.7 million to The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology for certifying electronic health record software and infrastructure and finally $11.5 million to Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration to evaluate business policies, state and local laws that could interfere with electronic health records exchange. These were supposed to have been awarded in September and totaling approximately $100 million. Anonymous sources tell me that the other slots for infrastructure and exchange demonstrations were not funded at all possibly due to the hurricane Katrina response effort. However, they might be funded in the future. Linux Medical News previously reported on this massive federal request for proposal here, here and here.

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