The foundation will use the $102,000 grant to support the adoption of health information technology by hospitals and medical professionals in N.M.
Lovelace Clinic Foundation will receive a $102,000 federal grant to help New Mexico hospitals and medical professionals adopt health information technology (HIT), Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall announced.
The New Mexico Democrats said in a news release Tuesday that the money will be used by the foundation to help hospitals and medical professionals select and purchase computers and other HIT equipment, as well as tap into federal funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to reimburse a significant portion of the cost.
The news release said the grant awarded to the foundation focuses specifically on helping critical access hospitals and rural hospitals adopt and become meaningful users of certified health information technology.
New Mexico providers who would like assistance purchasing HIT or receiving federal reimbursement for the services can contact the New Mexico HIT Regional Exchange Center at 505-938-9900. More information is available at http://www.nmhitrec.org.