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ARRA and Indiana's Funding

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes a $19 billion investment to further the national adoption and implementation of health information technology (HIT) -- an essential tool to modernize the health care system and bring about improved health for all Americans.
 
Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) state that the HHS Secretary, acting through the National Coordinator, have established a grants program for States to facilitate and expand the use of electronic health information using nationally recognized standards. 
 

Thus far, Indiana has received $49.5 million, including:

 

State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program

  • Indiana Health Information Technology Inc. awarded $10.3 million on March 15

Beacon Community Program

  • IHIE awarded $16 million

Regional extension center for health information technology

  • $12 million awarded to Purdue

Job training and educational/university grants

  • $5 million awarded to Ivy Tech
  • $4.8 million awarded to Indianapolis Private Industry Council
  • $1.4 million awarded to Indiana University