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    Promoting Health Information Technology (9 grants)

    Grantee Organization: MedChi – Prince George’s Health Department
    Jurisdiction Served: Prince George’s
    Grant and Amount: 12-011 ($75,000)
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported implementation of eHealth for Prince George’s County. The program provided EHR and practice management systems for four county owned health clinics. Grant funds were utilized to pay for a component of the needed hardware upgrades, licensing fees, and implementation costs.
    Grantee Organization: Omni House Behavioral Health System
    Jurisdiction Served: Anne Arundel 
    Grant and Amount: 12-015, ($150,000)
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported implementation of an electronic medical records system at Omni House's Day Program, offices and clinic. Grant funds were utilized to purchase the software needed for each of the program locations. 
    Organization Contact Information: http://www.omnihouse.org/
    Grantee Organization: Howard County Health Department
    Grant and Amount: 09-001 ($500,000) 
    Jurisdiction Served: Howard County 
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the Howard County Health Department, in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Health Department and DHMH, to pilot an electronic application system that screened and enrolled families into multiple public assistance programs with one application. The online program provided screening and enrollment for individuals and families in programs such as Medicaid, Maryland Children's Health Program, and the Primary Adult Care Program.
    Organization Contact Information: www.hchealth.org
    Grantee Organization: Allegany County Health Department 
    Grant and Amount: 08-008 ($99,731)
    Jurisdiction Served: Allegany County
    Grant Project Description: This one-year grant enabled the Allegany County Health Department to purchase and implement a system which helped to improve the efficiency of the department's patient records and administration while maintaining compliance to HIPAA standards. CHRC grant funding was used to purchase the system and train employees on the use of the system. 
    Organization Contact Information: www.alleganyhealthdept.com
    Grantee Organization: Baltimore Medical System 
    Jurisdiction Served: Baltimore City 
    Grant and Amount: 08-009 ($293,930) 
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported a program which expanded the current Electronic Health Record system at BMS to four additional health center locations, four school based health centers, and permitted connectivity to partner organizations such as laboratories, hospitals, and pharmacies. Grant funds were used to purchase computer software and equipment necessary for this upgrade. 
    Organization Contact Information: www.bmsi.org
    Grantee Organization: Choptank Community Health System 
    Jurisdiction Served: Caroline 
    Grant and Amount: 08-010 ($400,000) 
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported Choptank's electronic health record system deployment to include all the health center sites and locations, including final planning, testing and infrastructure building. Grant funds were utilized to provide software and staff IT training. 
    Organization Contact Information: www.choptankhealth.org
    Grantee Organization: St. Luke’s House
    Grant and Amount: 08-011 ($350,000)
    Jurisdiction Served: Montgomery County 
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the planning and implementation of a HIPAA-compliant electronic health record system in St. Luke's House's Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Grant funds were utilized to assist in costs related to hardware and software expenses, staff training and project management and implementation. The transition to electronic health records allowed the organization to build a system mandated that clinical and program staff follow procedures to match Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
    Organization Contact Information: www.stlukeshouse.org
    Grantee Organization: Walnut Street Community Health Center (now known as Family Healthcare of Hagerstown)
    Grant and Amount: 08-012 ($400,000) 
    Jurisdiction Served: Washington County 
    Grant Project Description: This two-year grant supported the planning and implementation of an integrated practice management, electronic dental records and electronic medical records system. Grant funds were utilized to purchase software necessary to implement the electronic medical records system. 
    Organization Contact Information: http://familyhch.org/
    Grantee Organization: Community Health Integrated Partnership
    Grant and Amount: 08-013, ($1,000,000)
    Jurisdiction Served: Anne Arundel & Multiple 
    Grant Project Description:  This two-year grant supported the Community Health Integrated Partnership (CHIP), which is a Maryland health center controlled network. CHRC funded CHIP's electronic health record system (EHRS) project which included 36 sites across seven federally qualified health center organizations in Maryland.