Multiple community colleges and four-year universities have received a total of $144 million in stimulus funding to support programs aimed at achieving widespread adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.

Five community regional consortia representing 70 community colleges have received a total of $36 million to develop non-degree health I.T. training programs that can be completed within six months. An additional $34 million is available in second-year funds pending a successful mid-project evaluation. The consortia are in Bellevue, Washington; Cleveland; Sacramento, Calif.; Winterville, N.C.; and Norfolk, Va.

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