State health care group gets federal funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Primary Care Association is getting $475,000 in federal funding from the health reform law.Sen. Jay Rockefeller said Friday that the Charleston group will use the funds to connect existing electronic health records to help health centers across the state improve clinical care.
Officials say the funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also will help the group collect data to help identify areas for improvement in clinical care and training.The association is comprised of 30 organizational members with more than 160 clinical sites that collectively provide care for nearly 30 percent of West Virginia's population.
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