Yesterday morning the Virginia Tobacco Commission provided a $1.3 million grant to the OnePartner Advanced Technology and Application Center (ATAC).  With this grant money, the ATAC is able to create the infrastructure needed to transfer electronic medical records (EMRs).
The grant was awarded to the Scott County Economic Development Authority, who is partnered with OnePartner.

The funds will be used to securely store and transfer EMRs as well as to install the necessary hardware.
With this funding, it will enable infrastructure enhancements for the data center to provide subsidized electronic medical records.  They are launching this EMR program in at least two health department locations in Virginia.  OnePartner Director Tom Deadrick stated, “Our long-term goal is to provide support for all 37 health departments in Virginia.”

This EMR system will create numerous of new positions.  As a result, OnePartner has also partnered with local colleges to develop a curriculum to train potential recruits.