HHS Awards $18.6 Million to 4 Consortia

Health and Human Services has announced another round of awards for the ONCHIT National Health Information Network (NHIN): ‘…HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced today the award of contracts totaling $18.6 million to four groups of health care and health information technology organizations to develop prototypes for a Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) architecture. The contracts awarded to these four consortia will move the nation toward the President�s goal of personal electronic health records by creating a uniform architecture for health care information that can follow consumers throughout their lives.

�The Nationwide Health Information Network contracts will bring together technology developers with doctors and hospitals to create innovative state-of-the-art ideas for how health information can be securely shared,� Secretary Leavitt said. �This effort will help design an information network that will transform our health care system resulting in higher quality, lower costs, less hassle and better care for American consumers.�

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