The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced today that it would spend up to $840 million over the next four years to fund innovative healthcare strategies designed to improve patient care and lower costs. The initiative called the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is aimed at supporting networks that help doctors access information and improve outcomes. It is estimated to save between $1 billion and $4 billion. The project will fund strategies such as improving physician access to information on patient medication adherence, expanding available modes of patient/doctor communication, and improving coordinated, team-based care. The project will be open to applications from healthcare systems, providers associations, group practices and regional and state institutions.
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