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MeHI Launches Technology Development Grant Program with Israeli Counterpart

BOSTON - The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) today announced the launch of a new program with the Israeli Industry Center for R&D (MATIMOP) which will offer grants to eligible applicants to spur innovation in the emerging health IT sector in both Massachusetts and Israel. This new program, part of the 2011 Massachusetts Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP) agreement, will offer grants to eligible applicants to fund corporate collaborations between companies in each of the states.

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute Awards Vendor Grants to Advance & Accelerate Health Information Exchange

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative today announced nearly $1.3 million in grants to fund projects that advance the interoperability of electronic health records with the Commonwealth’s health information exchange (HIE), called the Mass HIway.

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MassBroadband 123 Schedule Update

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has announced an updated project schedule with final milestone tracking for communities within the MassBroadband 123 network, which is targeted for completion in late 2013. MassBroadband 123 is a 1,200-mile fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet access directly to over 1,200 key facilities in more than 120 western and central Massachusetts communities.

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New Investments in eHealth Technology to Support Milford Area

MILFORD - The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative hosted a community kickoff event this morning at Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) to highlight new grants designed to help local health providers use the state’s new Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway. Recipients include regional health care leaders such as MRMC and their grant partners Medway Country Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and CAREtenders, as well as Charlton-based Overlook Visiting Nursing Association and their partner organization, Harrington Hospital. Leaders from MeHI, MassTech, and the grant recipients were joined by State Senator and President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore, Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, and Representative Peter Durant.

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One Year Anniversary of MassVetsAdvisor.org Celebrated

SHREWSBURY– State officials and Veterans’ advocates today celebrated the one year anniversary of www.MassVetsAdvisor.org, a first-in-the-nation web portal that offers enhanced access to services and support for Veterans living in the Commonwealth. The site provides a single point of access where Veterans and their families can search and gauge eligibility for more than 400 state and federal benefits, as well as services provided by non-profits, including programs for education, counseling, employment, and health care among other services.

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech Awards $2.35 Million in Grants to Accelerate Connections to Statewide Health Information Exchange

BOSTON - The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) today announced 32 collaborative projects that will receive HIway Implementation Grants of up to $75,000 each. These Implementation Grants will assist 80 health care organizations across the Commonwealth in connecting to the statewide Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway, enabling them to improve patient care and reduce costs.

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Application Period Open for Grant Program to Accelerate Health Information Exchange Adoption

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) today launched a $1.5 million Mass HIway Vendor Interface Grant Program to fund projects that advance the interoperability of electronic health records in the Commonwealth. The competitive grant program is designed to accelerate the connection of electronic health records to Massachusetts’ health information exchange, the MassHIway, making it easier for providers to exchange information using the HIway.

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One Thousand Massachusetts Primary Care Providers Adopt Health Record Technology

BOSTON – The Regional Extension Center (REC), a program of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has reached the key milestone of successfully helping 1,000 primary health care providers in the Commonwealth achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use of electronic health records, making them eligible for federal incentive payments and paving the way for improved quality of care and lower costs.

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MassTech's Broadband Institute Honored by the Department of Defense for Supporting Military Employee

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has been awarded the Patriot Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the federal Department of Defense. The Patriot Award recognizes employers who provide exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees.

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Governor Patrick Lights First Section of New MassBroadband 123 Fiber-Optic Network

OTIS – Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick today lit the first section of a new 1,200-mile fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet access to underserved areas of western and central Massachusetts. The event was held at the regional Farmington River Elementary School, one of the facilities to be connected to the MassBroadband 123 network.

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Nearing Three-Year Mark, Massachusetts’ 12x12 Initiative Boasts 20 Start-ups, Over 330 Jobs, and more than $100M of Investment

BOSTON – As the 12x12 initiative nears its three year mark, a community of committed tech executives, entrepreneurs, and service providers successfully supports twenty start-up companies that represent over 330 Massachusetts jobs and nearly $105 million in raised investment.

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Massachusetts Recognized as a National Leader in Advancing the Use of Health Information Technology

BOSTON - Massachusetts has been recognized as a national leader for efforts to enhance the safety and quality of health care by embracing the use of health information technology. The federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has recognized achievements of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) through its Grantee Recognition Program, including reaching Milestone 2 in e-prescribing and recording a top ten increase in directed and query-based exchange activity.

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