Hawaii Boosts State HIT to the Tune of $21 million
The Aloha State announced at the top of the year the release of $21.7 million in state funds for the upgrade and improvement of health IT projects for state hospital facilities and services. Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced: “The majority of these CIP funds will go toward modernizing medical record information systems at Hawaii Health Systems Corporation facilities.”
More than $14 million will be earmarked for electronic medical records, as provisioned in the HITECH Act.
Maui Memorial Medical Center on the island of Maui will receive $4.75 million to renovate several areas of both IT and infrastructure in need of improvement.
The remaining funds will be dispersed across Hilo Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Lanai Community Hospital, and Lehi Hospital.