CalRHIO, a statewide initiative to create a secure healthcare information network linking California hospitals, doctors and clinics, said Monday it is funneling up to $340,000 to four "safety net" health information exchanges in San Francisco, Healdsburg, Santa Clara and Southern California's Tehachapi Valley.
Three of the four networks are based in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
The funding was made available through an earlier grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation, officials at San Francisco-based CalRHIO said Aug. 20. The four awardees will net up to $85,000 each to strengthen or expand existing information networks.
"We are delighted to be able to help these organizations go the next level," Melanie Allison, CalRHIO's chief technology officer, said in the statement.
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