HHS Announces Health Care Innovation Award Winners

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the first round of winners for the Health Care Innovation Awards.

The awards are made possible by the Affordable Care Act and support 26 projects nationwide that aim to save money, deliver high-quality medical care and enhance the health care workforce.

According to HHS, preliminary awardees expect to reduce health spending by $254 million over the next three years.

Winning projects include collaborations of leading hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technology innovators, community-based organizations, and patients’ advocacy groups, among others, located in urban and rural areas that will begin work this year to address health care issues in local communities.

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