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BUFFALO, N.Y. A nonprofit group in western New York state will use $16.1 million to fight diabetes in the region.
HEALTHeLINK, a coalition of several healthcare organizations in the area, announced that it would use money from the Department of Health and Human Services to fund the effort. In June, it won the largest Beacon Community Award in the country. The Beacon Project was created to help spur development of health information technology.
The Obama administration’s national coordinator for health information technology, David Blumenthal, as well as Rep. Brian Higgins and New York state health commissioner Richard Daines, gathered Tuesday to make the official announcement.
“I would like to congratulate Buffalo and the western New York community for collaborating to strengthen a clinical information exchange and related care coordination program that exemplifies our aspirations for creating a national health information technology infrastructure aimed at realizing specific healthcare quality and efficiency goals,” Blumenthal said in a statement.