ONC to hold Beacon grant assistance Web meetingThe Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS will host a conference call Monday from noon to 2 p.m. ET to provide technical assistance to those organizations interested in applying for federal contracts under the new Beacon Community Cooperative Agreement Program.On Dec. 2, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced her department was launching the three-year, $235 million Beacon Community Program, including $220 million to contract with up to 15 not-for-profit and government organizations that are leaders in health information technology to "generate and disseminate valuable lessons learned that will be applicable to the rest of the nation's communities."It is a Web meeting, but a dial-in phone line also is available at 800-369-1863. The participant pass code for the call is 4530396. More information about the Beacon program is available at HHS’ Web site. —
From: "HITS - Modern Healthcare's daily IT e-newsletter 12.12.09."