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Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Jan 28, 2004
Applications Due:

Apr 22, 2004

total funding: Not Available
max award: none
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Cooperative Agreement

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the
availability of implementation grants to evaluate the effects of health
information technology (HIT) on improving patient safety and quality of
healthcare. The objective of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to
support organizational and community-wide implementation and diffusion of HIT
and to assess the extent to which HIT contributes to measurable and
sustainable improvements in patient safety, cost and overall quality of care.
Research resulting from this RFA should inform AHRQ, providers, patients,
payers, policy makers, and the public about how HIT can be successfully
implemented in diverse health care settings and lead to safer and better
health for all Americans.

Projects presented for consideration under this RFA should comply with the
Agencys policy regarding the inclusion of priority populations
(http://grants/nih/gov/grants/notice-files/NOT-HS-03-010.html). Further
information on the requirements is listed in the special requirements section
of this RFA.

This RFA is one in a series of solicitations to be issued by AHRQ in FY04 on
the use of HIT to improve patient safety and quality of care. The
solicitations form an integrated set of activities designed to explore
strategies for successful organizational and community-wide planning and
implementation of HIT solutions and to demonstrate the value of HIT in
patient safety and quality of care. The FY 04 HIT initiative will place
particular emphasis on the challenges facing rural and small communities in
integrating HIT into their healthcare delivery systems. In addition to this
RFA, other grants and contracts to be released as part of this program

1. Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology (THQIT)
Planning Grants - a series of planning grants to provide organizations and
communities with the resources needed to develop their capacity to compete
for AHRQ (and other funding agencies) implementation grants and further
develop their HIT capabilities for improving patient safety and quality of
care. Planning grants will enable these entities to begin planning and
developing their HIT infrastructure and data sharing capacity among clinical
provider organizations in their communities.

2. Demonstrating the Value of Health Information Technology - This RFA will
focus on the value derived from the adoption and utilization of HIT to
improve patient safety, cost, and overall quality of care. This RFA will
solicit proposals to elucidate the value of HIT to providers, patients,
purchasers, payers, policymakers, and other important stakeholders. Research
resulting from this RFA should provide important information on the direct
and indirect benefits of HIT and inform decision makers about facilitators
and barriers to HIT adoption, including various forms of incentives and

3. Health Information Technology Resource Center - The center will provide
technical assistance to grantees; serve as a repository for best practice
assimilation and diffusion; help develop, maintain and export executable
knowledge for clinicians and patients; offer expert HIT support for providers
and communities; perform and sponsor educational activities; and develop and
disseminate tools to help providers and organizations utilize HIT to improve
patient safety and quality of care.

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Minority Group
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Medical Library Assistance
Research on Healthcare Costs, Quality and Outcomes

More Information:


If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: NIH OER Webmaster

Address Info:

Office of Extramural Programs
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7963

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