Massachusetts eHealth Institute doles out $1.3 million in EHR grants for behavioral health

January 7, 2016

Grant supports facilities that are not eligible for reimbursement under the federal meaningful use electronic health records program.

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, known as MeHI, has awarded more than $1.3 million in grants to 25 behavioral health providers to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs and ensure appropriate privacy and security protection of behavioral health patient data.

MeHI awarded the grants as part of eQuality Incentive Program, an initiative that provides grants for critical technology enhancements to both behavioral health and long-term/post-acute care organizations, two sectors that are not eligible for reimbursement under the federal meaningful use electronic health records program.

The behavioral health grantees, selected in two funding rounds, manage a total of 179 facilities in 64 cities and towns across Massachusetts.

Read the full article at Healthcare IT News.

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