Announcements

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Stay informed on important updates regarding Health IT in Massachusetts by frequently checking this page. We will routinely post announcements on program updates, new and revised regulations, deadlines and extensions, and other relevant notices.  

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $3.8 Million in Federal Funding for Health IT

February 3, 2011

Source: Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

February 3, 2011 - BOSTON -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that Massachusetts has received $3.8 million in federal funding to support health information technology initiatives in the Commonwealth. The federal award from the Office of the National Coordinator, within the U.S.

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Open Letter from Dr. JudyAnn Bigby

September 9, 2010

Source: Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services

September 2010 - Dr. JudyAnn Bigby, Secretary of the State Executive Office of Health and Human Services, issued an open letter posted on the Massachusetts Medical Society's website to all physicians inviting them to take advantage of the state’s EHR support services.

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The Massachusetts eHealth Institute Announces New Resources To Assist Health Care Providers In Adopting Electronic Health Records

August 18, 2010

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

FALMOUTH, MA (August 18, 2010) –The Massachusetts e-Health Institute is announcing new resources to help physicians and health care providers speed the adoption of electronic health records.

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Health IT Leaders Discuss Statewide Health Information Exchange

July 30, 2010

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

Dr. Rick Shoup, State Health IT Coordinator, Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and Phil Poley, COO of MassHealth presented an update on the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) on Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Massachusetts Medical Society in Waltham.

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The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Website is now available on CMS.gov!

June 18, 2010

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has launched the official website for the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. This website provides the most up-to-date, detailed information about the EHR incentive programs.

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