Healthcare Technology Featured Article

February 15, 2010

Healthcare Technology and News: Healthcare Industry Receives $1 Billion in Grants to Increase Use of Technology, Create Jobs

It looks as if the Obama administration is making strides to assist the healthcare industry. According to reports, members of the cabinet are delegating $1 billion in grants to increase the use of health information technology.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced the funds, claiming that the money will be used to make healthcare technology available to over 100,000 hospitals and primary care physicians by 2014.
In addition, the grants are hoping to finance the training of thousands of people for careers in the healthcare and information technology industries, thus creating jobs and hopefully staying in line with the President’s plan of healthcare overhaul and job creation.
Members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet announced nearly $1 billion in grants Friday to increase the use of health information technology, pushing a key component of Obama's health care overhaul and job creation plans.
Sebelius said that over $750 million will be used for state and healthcare providers, and Solis announced that over $225 million will be used to train 15,000 people in job skills for the industry.

Kelly McGuire is a HealthTechZone Web editor, covering CRM and workforce technologies, and anchor of its daily TMC Newsroom video broadcast. Kelly also writes about eco-friendly "green" technologies and smart grids, compiling HealthTechZone's weekly e-Newsletters on those topics, as well as the cable industry. To read more of Kelly's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire
Get stories like this delivered straight to your inbox. [Free eNews Subscription]


FREE eNewsletter

Click here to receive your targeted Healthcare Technology Community eNewsletter.
[Subscribe Now]