RALEIGH, N.C. — The Misys Center for Community Health Leadership is accepting applications for some $10 million in community grants to help spread the adoption of electronic healthcare records.

The program was established in June of this year by Misys Healthcare Systems, which is based in Raleigh.

Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31.

Communities and regional healthcare organizations interested in the sharing of clinical data for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes are eligible to apply. Groups do not have to be affiliated with Misys in order to be eligible.

“National healthcare IT adoption is an achievable goal, but one that must begin on a local level,” said Dallas Olson Jr., executive director of the Misys Center. “This requires that local healthcare organizations are enabled with all of the appropriate resources to make the goal of community-wide data sharing a reality through (electronic health records) and other solutions.”

For information, see: www.misyscenter.com