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State Helps Bring Behavioral Health Online

April 14, 2015

Source: WBJ's Central Mass Health Care

MeHI's Laurance Stuntz quoted in the lead article of the Worcester Business Journal's Central Mass Health Care e-newsweekly highlighting the efforts to assist behavioral health providers with Health IT. The piece also covers the recent release of MeHI's eQuality Incentive Program Behavioral Health Round II grants.

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IBM Watson Health to hire hundreds for new Boston-area HQ

April 14, 2015

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Jessica Bartlett
IBM will be locating its new health care analytics division in the Boston area, hiring hundreds of employees and partnering with some of the biggest names in health care to provide an umbrella analytical software able of capturing and analyzing all a person’s health information.

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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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New England Regional Council Offers Guidance on Effective Management of Type 2 Diabetes

December 30, 2014

Source: Institute For Clinical And Economic Review

Boston, MA., December 22, 2014 - New Report from New England CEPAC Identifies NPH insulin as a High Value Treatment Option Relative to Costlier, Analog Formulations.

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute providing grants for broader electronic medical record use

November 6, 2014

Source: Boston Business Journal

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute is offering $6.7 million in grants to behavioral health providers and long-term acute care facilities as a means of bolstering the groups' access to electronic medical records.

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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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Massachusetts Grants Help Vendors Link to State HIE

August 30, 2013

Source: Health Data Management

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute, the state entity for health innovation, has awarded “Last-Mile” grants totaling $1.3 million to 11 software vendors to aid in connecting

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