Kentucky health officials have begun accepting applications for a $300,000 matching grant program to encourage greater use of electronic-prescribing technology.
The e-Prescribing Partnerships in Kentucky, or ePPIK, program will be run by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Governors Office for Local Development. Enrollment is open through Dec. 4, with a maximum grant amount of $90,000 available to coalitions of physician groups, clinics, hospitals, health plans or employers.
"The ePPIK grant program will help Kentucky make progress toward a lower cost, higher quality healthcare system," Gov. Ernie Fletcher said in a news statement. "The main barriers to greater use of technology in healthcare are cost and technical support. By providing grant funds and encouraging partnerships in communities, we're working to make the adoption of technology easier for the medical community while building healthy people and stronger communities."
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