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A collection of MeHI authored press releases are posted in reverse chronological order below, for general public view and as a reference for parties interested in Health IT and related MeHI activities.

HIMSS Analytics Names Massachusetts eHealth Institute Certified Educator of Ambulatory EMR Adoption Model

June 22, 2015

CHICAGO – June 22, 2015 – HIMSS Analytics announced today that MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute has been named a Certified Educator of the Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (A-EMRAM). MeHI is the first state agency to achieve HIMSS Analytics’ Certified Educator status.

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New MeHI Grants Seek to Build ‘Connected Communities’ for Delivering Health Care

June 8, 2015

WESTBOROUGH, MA - June 8, 2015 - MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has launched a new grant program to strengthen the collaborative technology-based connections between healthcare settings in regions across the Commonwealth. The Connected Communities Implementation Grant Program solicits proposals from groups working together to use health information technology to tackle challenges to delivering coordinated healthcare within their community. The program is designed to increase the electronic exchange of health information and strengthen associated workflows in order to help local providers better address the transitions of care and care management needs within their communities, ultimately resulting in better coordination of patient care, improved patient outcomes, and a reduction in healthcare costs.

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Massachusetts Behavioral Health Providers to Receive Nearly $1 Million to Advance Health IT Capabilities

April 9, 2015

WESTBOROUGH, MA – April 9, 2015 – MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has announced the first round of grantees from the eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP) for behavioral health providers located across the Commonwealth. MeHI has awarded grants to 18 non-profits across the Commonwealth, which will total nearly $1 million if the awardees reach each of the program milestones.

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Long-Term Post-Acute Care Assisted Through New eHealth Incentive Program

February 24, 2015

WESTBOROUGH, MA –The application period is now open for a new Request for Proposals from MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, to increase the effective use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) sector. As part of eQIP, MeHI’s eQuality Incentive Program, awarded funds will assist eligible LTPAC providers in Massachusetts with adopting health information technology. Through the installation of these technologies, the Commonwealth aims to improve the efficiency, cost, and quality of patient care in this critical healthcare sector.

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Applications Open for eHealth eQuality Incentive Program

November 5, 2014

WESTBOROUGH, MA – MeHI has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for behavioral healthcare organizations to apply for funding. Eligible organizations selected under eQIP will receive payments upon reaching key milestones in their adoption and implementation of health IT systems.

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New Study Highlights Growing Support for Health Information Technology in Massachusetts

July 17, 2014

BOSTON - Survey Research Shows Increased Adoption of Health IT by State’s Healthcare Providers; Massachusetts Consumers Indicate Strong Support for Health IT and Sharing Health Data; Want Assurance of Security

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MassTech Forms Strategic Alliance with French Health Technology Organization

October 22, 2013

BOSTON - The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) and its Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) signed an agreement forming a strategic alliance with the Grenoble, France, based group Medic@lps. The memorandum between the two groups lays out a collaborative partnership that will spur international collaboration around Health IT, which includes growing sectors such as health informatics and Big Data, electronic health records, and mobile health applications.

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MeHI Launches Technology Development Grant Program with Israeli Counterpart

August 16, 2013

BOSTON - Program Aims to Establish Business Ties in Critical ‘eHealth’ Sector as part of Massachusetts – Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP)

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute Awards Vendor Grants to Advance & Accelerate Health Information Exchange

August 15, 2013

Funds Will Improve Connectivity & Increase Efficiency of the Mass HIway, While Reducing Startup Costs for Practitioners

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New Investments in eHealth Technology to Support Milford Area

July 16, 2013

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative hosted a community kickoff event this morning at Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) to highlight new grants designed to help local health providers use the state’s new Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway. Recipients include regional health care leaders such as MRMC and their grant partners Medway Country Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and CAREtenders, as well as Charlton-based Overlook Visiting Nursing Association and their partner organization, Harrington Hospital. Leaders from MeHI, MassTech, and the grant recipients were joined by State Senator and President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore, Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, and Representative Peter Durant.

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