The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to invest in the U.S. health IT infrastructure. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) received over $2 billion of these HITECH funds, which was granted to health and community organizations across the U.S. This data set provides the full list of ONC's HITECH Act grantees. The data encompasses the five ONC HITECH Act programs: the Beacon Communities Program, the Health IT Regional Extension Centers Program, the Health IT Workforce Programs, the State Health Information Exchange Program, and the Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Program. This data set includes geographic, federal funding, and grantee organization data. The data can be linked to other open data sets on the Health IT Dashboard and other sources.
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|Data Field||Data Description||Additional Information|
|hitech_prgm||ONC HITECH Program // The HITECH Act program administered and managed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).||There are five core HITECH Act programs managed by ONC: Beacon Communities Program, Health IT Regional Extension Centers Program, Health IT Workforce Programs, State Health Information Exchange Program, and Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP) Program.|
|hitech_sub_prgm||ONC HITECH Sub-program // A secondary program administered through one of the core five HITECH Act programs administered by Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).||Only the Health IT Workforce Programs have secondary programs. The Health IT Workforce Programs have four distinct programs: the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals Program, the Competency Examination Program, the Curriculum Development Centers Program, and the Program of Assistance for University Based Training.|
|hitech_prgm_website||ONC HITECH Program Federal Website // The official federal website for each HITECH Act program.||ONC operates and manages http://healthit.gov. Program information, evaluation findings, case studies, and other materials for each HITECH Act program can be found at each unique link.|
|hitech_prgm_role||Program Grantee Role // The data set is organized by "Program Obligations", "Recipient", and "Consortia Lead". "Program Obligations" refer to the total budget of the HITECH Act program. "Recipient" refers to the federal funding granted to each individual grantee. "Consortia Lead" refers only to grantees in the Community College Consortia Program. Five "Consortia Leads" received the grant funding for the program, and managed these funds amongst each individual consortium: A, B, C, D, and E. Therefore, there is not funding data for each individual community college participant; funding amounts are only provided for each "Consortia Lead".||This data field is used to segment the data by total program budget and granted funds to each grantee.|
|consortia_region||Community College Consortia Region // The consortium region for community college participants in the Community College Consortia Program. There are five regions in this program: A, B, C, D, and E.||Only the Community College Consortia Program will have data in this field. This field is used to segment colleges in each region from the data set.|
|grantee_name||Grantee Name // The name of the organization or state granted funds by the HITECH Act program.||The name of the grantee may not be the end user of the funds. In some cases, money granted to states or other government bodies was granted to a private or public-private partnership (sub-recipient) acting on behalf of the grantee to fulfill the requirements of the grant. See "Grantee Website for Program" for more information about any sub-recipient information.|
|federal_funding||U.S. Government Grant Funding // The total funds in $US granted to a grantee or appropriated to each HITECH Act program. These amounts are current, as of July, 2015.|
|region||Region // The region name for the data. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.|
|region_code||Region Code // The abbreviation code for the region name. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.|
|zip_code||Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP) Code // The system of postal codes used by the U.S. Postal Service to efficiently deliver mail. One or more ZIP codes comprise the areas of a county.|
|grantee_website||Grantee Website for Program // The official website for the services and/or program initiated through the program grant.||Visit this website to find out more information about the grantee and how it used its granted federal funds to implement the HITECH Act program. In some cases, the website may no longer exist, because the grantee no longer exists or the program initiated by the grantee ended.|
|grantee_website_url||Grantee Home Website // The grantee's home website.||The home domain for the grantee. This link will not necessarily provide information about its programs or services related to the grant, but is the official portal for information about the grantee's organization.|
The data set includes each grantee's name, geographic location, amount of grant, and website. Website data has been updated to reflect the organization's current web prescence. Federal funding reflects the grantee's original funding, not the amount the grantee has actually spent.