Parastou Fatemi | February 10, 2011
Aaron McKethan | December 8, 2010
Core Aims of Beacon Communities
Through the Beacon Communities program, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has identified 17 diverse communities—from Maine to Hawaii—that are serving as leaders in health IT. Building on their past successes, these communities have three aims over the next several years:
Aaron McKethan | November 27, 2010
In the month of November, many Beacon Communities across the country are marking American Diabetes Month by continuing to develop new health IT strategies that can help patients and doctors better prevent and manage the disease.Read Full Post.
Aaron McKethan | September 2, 2010
The Beacon Community program seeks to demonstrate how health IT-enabled improvements in health care quality, efficiency, and population health are possible, sustainable, and replicable in diverse communities across America. The program includes average three-year awards of $15 million to diverse communities with above-average electronic health record adoption rates and, in most cases, experience with information exchange. Collaborations of leaders from each of the 15 Beacon Communities that were awarded back in May have been busy operationalizing and implementing their health IT-enabled innovations that can support new ways of coordinating and streamlining health care and,Read Full Post.
Dr. David Blumenthal | May 5, 2010
Across the nation, in communities large and small, health information technology (health IT) innovators are boldly leading the way toward the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). Yesterday, we awarded $220 million in Beacon Community cooperative agreements to 15 trailblazing community consortiums that will demonstrate how the meaningful use of electronic health records can serve as a critical foundation for achieving measurable improvement in the quality and efficiency of health care in the United States.Read Full Post.