Measuring Interoperability Progress through Individuals? Access and Use of the Electronic Health Data

To establish a mechanism of collaboration with the National Partnership for Women & Families (NPWF) to support the development of consumer survey questions for the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) and associated reports.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2017: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions


Funds under this announcement cannot be used for the following purposes: - To supplant or replace current public or private funding. - To purchase or improve land, or to purchase, construct, or make permanent improvements to any building. - To reimburse pre-award costs.

FY15 ONC Appropriations.

FY15 ONC Appropriations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This is a non competitive agreement being awarded to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF).

Beneficiary Eligibility

The beneficiaries will include all health care organizations and patients using electronic health records.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All applications must be submitted through

Award Procedures

The Notice of Grant Award (NGA) is signed by the ONC Grants Management Officer. The successful applicants' Authorized Representative will receive the NGA electronically from ONC. The NGA is considered the official authorizing award document.


Sep 15, 2015


Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Pub. L. No. 113-235, Division G, Title II, and Title XXX, §§ 3001 (c) (2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.


Not Applicable.


Renewals will be available if the applicant is able to successfully show progress towards achieving specified goals.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are available through the period of performance and 90 days from the close of the period of performance. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Reports will be developed by ONC Staff prior to the award of funds.

Federal Financial Report-Cash Transaction Report.

Reports will be developed by the ONC Project Officer prior to the award of funds.

Federal Financial Report SF-425.

Reports will be developed by the ONC Project Officer prior to award of funds.


Not Applicable.


No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 Subparts B through D and F

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Carmel Halloun 330 C Street SW, Washington , District of Columbia 20201 Email: Phone: 2027202919

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The National Partnership for Women & Families (?National Partnership? or ?NPWF?) and the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) will work collaboratively to develop and incorporate questions into the National Cancer Institute?s Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTs) and once the results of the NCI survey results are available, the National Partnership will review the results, and assist ONC with the reporting and dissemination of the results. The National Partnership?s involvement will enable ONC to collect, analyze and report on information that will help us better understand individuals? access to their electronic health information and the use of their health information including tools that enable them to collect, share and use their health information to monitor and manage health care needs for themselves and their loved ones. This cooperative agreement involves supporting ONC?s efforts to measure and report on individuals? access and use of their electronic health information. Working with ONC, the National Partnership will identify survey items, from its and ONC?s past surveys, and help develop new survey items for inclusion in the HINTS survey. NCI will then conduct the HINTS survey including the added survey items. Once the HINTS survey results are available, the National Partnership will review and help interpret the survey results and assist ONC in the development of written data products, such as data briefs. Finally, the National Partnership will help disseminate the results through its various channels, including via webinars, blog posts and social media.

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