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Pittsburgh: Making a HIT


The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse has earned a $500,000 “i6 Challenge” grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to create and expand health information technology (HIT) programs.

HIT is a lucrative, high-growth sector with significant employment potential. Healthcare providers are turning to HIT to deliver improved health outcomes — with greater efficiencies and lower costs — because of pressure from consumers, policy makers and the medical community. This means HIT will have steady growth in a sector that represents nearly 18 percent of the U.S. economy. With the grant, Pittsburgh has an opportunity to become a HIT leader.

– James Jordan, CEO, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

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