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$220 Million awarded for Beacon Program

On May 4, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Chief Economist to Vice President Biden Jared Bernstein and National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal announced today $220 million for 15 Beacon Community awardees to help spur widespread adoption of health IT. The Beacon Community program is designed to provide funding for institutions and communities that are at the cutting edge of electronic health record adoption and health information exchange to help demonstrate how health IT can impact providers and consumers. Below you will find chart of the 15 awardees of the Beacon Community grants.

Beacon Community Awardee Funding Amount
Community Services Council of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK $12,043,948
Delta Health Alliance, Inc., Stoneville, MS $14,666,156
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Brewer, ME $12,749,740
Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA $16,069,110
HealthInsight, Salt Lake City, UT $15,790,181
Indiana Health Information Exchange, INC., Indianapolis, IN $16,008,431
Inland Northwest Health Services, Spokane, WA $15,702,479
Louisiana Public Health Institute, New Orleans, LA $13,525,434
Mayo Clinic Rochester, d/b/a Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN $12,284,770
Rhode Island Quality Institute, Providence, RI $15,914,787
Rocky Mountain Health Maintenance Organization, Grand Junction, CO $11,878,279
Southern Piedmont Community Care Plan, Inc., Concord, NC $15,907,622
The Regents of the University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA $15,275,115
University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI $16,091,390
Western New York Clinical Information Exchange, Inc., Albany, NY $16,092,485

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