Pamela S. Hyde, administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recently announced that communities across the U.S. will receive more than $4 million in new grants for Health Information Technology (HIT) services. The purpose of the funding is to bolster current technology to help provide services to those who have limited access to treatment that is close at hand. The use of HIT will allow health providers to more effectively communicate with individuals using a variety of electronic applications such as web-based services and smart phones. SAMHSA awarded six grants to various organizations throughout the nation.

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