Chicago — Momentum is building behind incentives for physicians to adopt electronic health records (EHRs) in their medical practices, according to Chicago-based Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).

In its first search for programs that have sprung up to subsidize physician adoption of health information technology over the past two years, Certification Commission found 90 initiatives in the public and private sectors. The 90 programs in the CCHIT Incentive Index catalog represent at least $700 million in potential funding for EHR software and implementation costs. Of those programs:

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