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Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.226
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Jul 16, 2021

For scientific or research questions:
CDR Derrick L. Wyatt

For peer review:
Boris Aponte, MPH, PhD

For financial or grants management questions:
Nicole Williams


The Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21) program will award funding for research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology improves healthcare quality and outcomes.

Specific areas of interest are:

  • Bring research evidence to clinical practice
  • Use clinical data to improve care delivery and support shared decision making

Project examples are listed in the application instructions.

AHRQ supports research, evaluations, and demonstration projects concerning the delivery of healthcare in inner-city and rural areas (including frontier areas), and healthcare for priority populations. Priority populations include low income groups; minority groups; women; children; the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life healthcare.


Entities eligible to apply include:

  • Public or nonprofit private institutions, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization
  • Units of local or state government
  • Eligible agencies of the federal government
  • Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American tribal Government (other than federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total costs are limited to $300,000 over a 2-year period, with no more than $200,000 in total costs allowed in any single year.

Application process

Links to the program guidance and electronic application process are available through

Standard NIH application due dates for the R21 activity code apply to this funding opportunity. Be aware that there are different deadlines for new and resubmission applications.

This opportunity expires on July 17, 2021.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Elderly population · Frontier and remote areas · Health information technology · Healthcare quality · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Women

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