Chicago Health Agencies Win White Space Grant for Development of EHRs, HIE

Heartland Health Outreach in Chicago announced that it has secured funds from the Illinois Office of Health Information Technology, as part of the White Space Grant Program.

Heartland Health Outreach is the healthcare arm of the Heartland Alliance, and it aims at providing affordable, high-quality healthcare to underserved men, women and children.

Under the program, HHO will work with Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center and the Alliance of Community Health Services in Chicago to address the technical and financial needs of small physician practices, i.e., white space areas, and community health centers by connecting these entities to the state health information exchange.

The grant will provide more than 1,600 individual providers with support in developing electronic health records and health information exchange.  

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