The Texas A&M Health Science Center is launching a new effort to put medical records on a statewide database.
This week the HSC Rural and Community Health Institute was awarded $5,279,970 to form a Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center.
The Center will assist health care professionals in 47 Texas counties implement a statewide electronic medical records system.
Officials say having a statewide system can improve health care quality, reduce medical errors, and potentially lower health care costs.
The technology grant is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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