Arizona used $9 million in federal funding toward an HIX. But that was before it decided not to build its own marketplace. At least 7 other states have made similar decisions after spending federal grants. Here's where that money went.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded 33 grants to VA facilities for projects that will improve emergency health care services for women Veterans, expand women’s health education programs for VA staff, and offer telehealth programs to female Veterans in rural areas.
As complex healthcare information privacy and security requirements continue to mount, IT departments increasingly need experienced, outsourced support. As such, the need to streamline and automate security tasks via more sophisticated, specialized tools and services has increased. CynergisTek, an authority in security solutions and services for healthcare organizations, announced it has partnered with Solutionary, the leading pure-play Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), to deliver a superior, outsourced security monitoring program to its clients.
The New Jersey Department of Health is helping expand NJSHINE, a nascent HIE in the southern part of the state, with a $1 million grant. The aim is to expand its capabilities and participating organizations, and link with other HIEs in the state.