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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received the largest grant in its history.

University officials announced Thursday that the school received a $13.3 million federal grant to improve care for Medicare and Medicaid patients in the university’s health care system.

Officials say the money will help combine technology and patient education efforts to improve health care. About 420 workers will receive training from the grant, which will create about 30 jobs in the Missouri health system.

The grant comes from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the grant will fund Project LIGHT, which will include creating electronic methods that allow patients and physicians to track personal health information. Physicians also will be able to track the progress of groups of patients.

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