Obama Announces Grants to Community Healthcare Organizations

Dec. 11, 2009

Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2009) – The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is pleased with today’s announcement by President Obama that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will administer nearly $600 million in awards to support construction and healthcare IT projects in Community Health Centers around the country. 

“Community health centers are a model for comprehensive primary care in the community,” said Dr. Fred Rachman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer for the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, and Chair of the HIMSS Community Health Center Task Force.  “These awards will continue the promotion of the ‘medical home’ along with the adoption and use of health information technology to improve the health status of our communities.  These awards to community health centers truly will support the creation of local jobs with, for and by our communities to  promote accessible, continuous, and coordinated family-centered care with the support of health information technologies.”  

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