The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced $36 million in funding for 50 Health Center Controlled Networks, which bring together health centers across the country to address operational and clinical challenges such as the acquisition and implementation of health IT.

Located in 41 states and Puerto Rico, the HCCNs will promote enhanced information sharing and support health centers in meeting the requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs using Office of the National Coordinator for HIT-certified EHRs, adopting technology-enabled quality improvement strategies, and participating in health information exchange.

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