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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.

Over $1.3 Million in Grants Awarded to Massachusetts Behavioral Health Providers for Technology Adoption Efforts

December 21, 2015

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

WESTBOROUGH, MA – December 21, 2015 – MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has awarded over $1.3 million in grants to 25 behavioral health providers to advance their use of health information technology, or Health IT, designed to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs, and ensure appropriate privacy and security protection of behavioral health patient data. The awards were made as part of MeHI’s eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP), an initiative that provides grants for critical technology enhancements to both behavioral health and long-term/post-acute care organizations. The behavioral health grantees, selected in two funding rounds, manage a total of 179 facilities in 64 cities and towns across Massachusetts.

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MeHI Awards Nearly $1 Million to Fifteen Long-Term Post-Acute Care

October 22, 2015

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

WESTBOROUGH, MA – October 22, 2015 – MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has announced the first round of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) grantees from the eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP). MeHI awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 15 post-acute care organizations that oversee 44 facilities and 6,110 patient beds across Massachusetts. Under the eQIP program, MeHI’s funds will help these Massachusetts facilities invest in innovative health information technologies to improve patient care through enhanced care coordination and efficient care transitions. **Note as of Dec. 2015 there will be only 14 post-acute care organizations enrolled in the grant program.

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

June 22, 2015

Source: HIMSS Analytics

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

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

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

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

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

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

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

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

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

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

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

Source: Mass Tech Press Release

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

Source: Mass Tech Press Release

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

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