Grants Will Fund Launch of Disease Registries at Clinics Across California
Thirty-three community clinics and health centers statewide will share $4.5 million in grants for software for electronic disease registry systems that aim to help physicians and nurses track patients with chronic conditions, the California HealthCare Foundation announced on Wednesday, the East Bay Business News reports.
The "Tools for Quality" program will provide the clinics with up to $40,000 each in matching funds for electronic registries. According to the Business News, in many cases, clinics will coordinate development efforts on their registries and use the grant funds for staff training.
The program is funded through grants from:
- Blue Shield of California Foundation;
- The California Endowment;
- The Community Clinics Initiative; and
- Kaiser Permanente Southern California (Hogarth, East Bay Business Times, 6/11).
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