The NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF) will receive $12.9 million to facilitate Health Information Exchange in the state. Gov. Perdue signed an executive order in July 2009 charging the HWTF as the State Designated Entity for coordinating the state’s health IT recovery efforts.
The NC Area Health Education Centers Program will receive $13.6 million to establish a comprehensive regional extension center to provide training and technical support for primary care providers using electronic health records (EHR). NC AHEC will use its existing regional infrastructure to hire and train more than 40 new positions in nine regions across the state to provide on-site technical assistance to primary care providers.
View the news release from the Governor’s Press Office at : http://www.governor.state.nc.us/NewsItems/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?newsItemID=923.