American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding Overview — Healthcare
- The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act: $19.2 billion in funding for the adoption of electronic health records
- $87 billion to temporarily increase the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) so that no state has to cut eligibility for Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
- 60 percent tax credit for over 6.5 million Americans who lose their jobs, to keep health insurance through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
- Evidence-based prevention: $1 billion in funding for proven clinical preventive services and community-based prevention programs
- $500 million to support programs that place health providers in underserved communities and provide funding for existing workforce programs (Title VII and Title VIII) to train the next generation of doctors and nurses
- $10 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health, to end the backlog of valid research projects on hold
- $1.1 billion for comparative effectiveness research
- $2 billion for community health centers to support renovations and repairs, investments in health information technology and critically needed healthcare services
- Indian Health Service: $500 million to modernize health clinics and hospitals, investment in health information technology or for contract health services for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives
- Health and Human Services IT security: $50 million to the Department of Health and Human Services for information technology security
- Recovery.gov is designed to help the general public understand where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is going.
- Complete economic stimulus package summary from the US Senate Committee on Appropriations.
- The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recovery resource Web site assists state CIOs in finding opportunities to invest, modernize or secure their state’s digital infrastructure.
- The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) guides the nationwide implementation of interoperable health information technology in both the public and private health care sectors and provides comments and advice at the request of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding specific federal health information technology programs.
- The energy calculator helps you estimate annual savings by using the Energy Smart features on your PC.
- Use the return on investment (ROI) estimator to calculate IT support costs and savings on laptops and desktops.
- Dell Solutions for healthcare providers including electronic medical records (EMR), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS)/medical imaging, energy efficiency and virtualization.
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