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Tenn. gets $12M stimulus grant for health records

2:02 PM, Feb 15, 2010   |    comments
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bredesen has announced Tennessee will receive nearly $12 million in federal stimulus money to help health care providers use and exchange more electronic health information.

The grants are part of a $1 billion in grants issued by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to make health information technologies available to hospitals and physicians.

About $7.3 million of Tennessee share will be used by QSource, the state's Medicaid quality improvement organization, to establish a regional extension center in Nashville. The center will help health care professionals.

An additional $5 million grant from the Department of Labor will go to Centerstone of Tennessee Inc. for job training in the health care field.

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