American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, State Grants to Promote Health Information Technology (Health Information Exchange Challenge Program)

This funding announcement for the Health Information Exchange Challenge Program encourages breakthrough progress for nationwide health information exchange in five challenge areas identified as key needs since Federal and State governments began implementation of the HITECH Act.

The awards will

credit:


fund the development of technology and approaches that will be developed in pilot sites and then shared, reused, and leveraged by other states and communities to increase nationwide interoperability.

The five themes include:
1. Achieving health goals through health information exchange 2. Improving long-term and post-acute care transitions 3. Giving patients access to their own health information 4. Developing tools and approaches to search for and share granular patient data (such as specific lab results for a given time period) 5. Fostering strategies for population-level analysis Awards will range between $1 million and $2 million each, and will be in the form of supplemental funding to State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreements, which have provided approximately half a billion dollars to states and State designated entities to enable health information exchange.

Funding for this initiative is approximately $16 million which ONC anticipates will support 10 awards.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: HHS - Office of the Secretary

Estimated Funding: $16,296,562


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Not Available

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Current direct grant recipients of State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program (including states and state designated entities)

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Bianca CostaGrants Management Officer

Agency Email Description:
ONCGrants@hhs.gov

Agency Email:
ONCGrants@hhs.gov

Date Posted:
2010-12-03

Application Due Date:
2011-01-05

Archive Date:
2013-09-08



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