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HHS Funds IT Work at Health Center Controlled Networks; Alex Azar Quoted

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Jeff Brody
Alex Azar

The Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration has invested nearly $42M to support 49 health center controlled networks. HHS said Thursday that its contribution will support information technology efforts at 1,100 federally-funded health centers in all U.S. states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

“Investing in more advanced health IT will help put patients at the center and unleash the power of data, helping us get better value from the care delivered by health centers and delivering on President Trump’s vision for healthcare," said Alex Azar, HHS secretary.

HCCNs consists of health centers that work together to make technologies easier to use, boost patient information security and improve patient care via available data. The number of health centers participating in HCCNs has increased over the past years. Now, 86 percent of HSRA-supported health centers cooperate as part of these networks.

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