HRSA launches $12M rural health IT program
The Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Rural Health Policy is now taking applications for the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development grant program. The RHITND program is authorized under Section 330A (f) of the Public Health Service Act. The primary purpose of the program is to support rural organizations in their ability to achieve meaningful use requirements. It aims to expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of essential healthcare services and enhance the delivery of healthcare in rural areas, according to the Department of Health and Human Services' HRSA. The program will support rural providers who work in formal networks, alliances, coalitions or partnerships in their effort to achieve meaningful use.
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