Mass HIway Implementation Grants
The Last Mile Program released the HIway Implementation Grant Program in March 2013 intended for healthcare organizations to fund collaborative projects to catalyze HIE connections to the Mass HIway. MeHI awarded $2.35 million in grants in June 2013 that assisted 80 healthcare organizations across the state to improve patient care coordination and reduce costs. Check out a map of the grantees and their collaborative partners.
Mass HIway Vendor Interface Grants
The Last Mile Program released the HIway Vendor Interface Grant Program in May 2013 intended for Health IT vendors to accelerate connections to the Mass HIway. Incentive funding was made available for activities and items necessary to develop, test, and deploy a DIRECT Project-compliant interface utilizing the Mass HIway services. MeHI awarded $1.3M in grants to 13 Electronic Health Record (EHR) system vendors that allowed their Massachusetts-based clients a mechanism through which they could connect to the Mass HIway via their EHR system.