The Last Mile Program released the HIway Implementation Grant Program in March 2013 intended for healthcare organzations to fund collaborative projects to catalyze connections to the Mass HIway. MeHI awarded $2.35 million in grants in June 2013 that will assist 80 health care organizations across the state to improve patient care coordination and reduce costs. Check out a map of the grantees and their collaborative partners.
The Last Mile Program – the Mass HIway program charged with growing adoption of the Mass HIway – is funded through the State Health Information Exchange Program of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) of Health IT, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The ONC has designated funds in support of “states’ efforts to rapidly build capacity for exchanging health information across the health care system.” The Last Mile Program working collaboratively with Executive Office for Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is using Program funding to fund these HIway Implementation Grants with a goal of growing the adoption of the HIway.
The Mass HIWay conducted three information sessions on the Mass HIWay Implementation Grant program.
Proposals were due Tuesday, April 16, 2013 and awards were announced May 2013.