HealthData Management: President’s budget has $25M to fund new Indian Health Service EHR

“If the Trump administration has its way, more than 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives could benefit from a new electronic health record system.”

“The President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget request for the Indian Health Service, an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services, includes an initial $25 million EHR investment…”

“However, Rear Adm. Michael Weahkee, IHS principal deputy director, testified last month before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs that the agency is not yet certain what form the modernization of its EHR system will take.”

“In collaboration with the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer, we are completing a Health Information Technology Modernization Research Project to inform IHS regarding options to replace or modernize our existing HIT infrastructure…” Read the full article here.

Source: President’s budget has $25M to fund new Indian Health Service EHR – By Greg Slabodkin, April 2, 2019. HealthData Management.

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