Health IT funding initiative for rural Kentucky providers to assist with the transition to an electronically-enabled healthcare system
Kentucky has been selected to help streamline the USDA application process for Health IT low cost loans and grants for eligible rural providers, particularly those serving high-needy and at-risk communities.
On Thursday, October 16th in Somerset, Kentucky, over 80 national and state rural health stakeholders will come together to discuss funding initiatives provided by USDA, HHS, FCC, ARC, DRA and the State of Kentucky to help rural Kentucky providers access financial resources to meet Meaningful Use and Health IT challenges in the years to come.
This collaboration aims to streamline and improve the effectiveness of Federal programs serving rural America by helping resource strapped rural healthcare providers, including critical access and rural hospitals as well as Federally Qualified Health Centers and mental health clinics, leverage the full suite of complementary federal, regional, and state financial assistance programs to ensure that rural Americans can benefit from local access to care powered by the full range of health IT applications, including mobile health, telehealth and electronic health record technology. Health IT is a critical foundation for making high-quality, safe and affordable health care available to all Americans.
This day-long workshop includes:
• Current and future state review of Kentucky Healthcare, specific to HIT
• Presentations from funding sources on respective funding opportunities
• One-on-one working sessions with funding sources
• Formation of cohort for participating provider organizations for continued assistance