ONC Programs and Their effect on the Safety Net Community

6/18/2010 – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) authorized the creation and Federal funding of many important health information technology (HIT) programs. Currently, the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare Information Technology (ONC), directed by Dr. David Blumenthal is responsible for the coordination of many of these programs including the Regional Extensions Centers, the State Health Information Exchanges, and workforce and education training grant programs. These HIT programs provide Federal support and funding for new and existing healthcare providers and networks to help them and the healthcare community become meaningful users of electronic health records and HIT. These ONC grant programs and presenters include: The Regional Extension Center Programs; The State Health Information Exchanges (HIE) Programs; and Workforce and Education Development Programs. Presenters include Matt Kendal, the Office Provider Support and Adoption; Kerry Branick, Public Health Analyst, Office of State & Community Programs; and Chitra Moha the Director, Community College Workforce Division, Office of Provider Adoption Support. Embedded at: www.hrsa.gov
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