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Thu July 26, 2012
MU Health System receives federal grant for new 'high-tech, high-touch' program
The University of Missouri Health system has received $13.3 million in federal grant funding for a program that will combine high-tech and on-site primary-care initiatives in healthcare, according to a statement released by the university today.
The so-called LIGHT program is designed to create a specialized workforce in primary care as well as designing enhanced medical records to help patients and healthcare providers better manage care.
The technology component of the program involves a partnership between the Kansas City-based Cerner Corporation and MU.
The project is funded by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation.