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Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.226
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 26, 2020

Scientific/research contact:
Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao, Ph.D.

Peer review contact:
Boris Aponte, MPH, Ph.D.

Financial/grants management contact:
Anna Caponiti


This program provides grants for innovative and collaborative research utilizing new health information technology (IT) strategies for collecting and using patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.

Examples of research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and evaluate the usability of an innovative interface design to collect PRO measures in ambulatory care settings
  • Implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a health IT strategy for integrating PRO measures into clinical workflow and using them to improve quality of care
  • Develop and implement a health IT strategy to display user-friendly PRO data to clinical providers, patients, and practice staff for patient engagement and shared decision-making
  • Employ health IT strategies to test different modalities in PRO data collection and integration
  • Implement and evaluate a health IT strategy that allows a patient or providers to share the PRO data to foster shared care and care coordination aligned with patient goals and preferences

AHRQ supports research 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
  • Individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life care

The Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality released an extension of the program that extends the deadline to September 27, 2020.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Public or private institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and Indian housing authorities
  • Tribal organizations
  • Faith-based, community-based, and regional organizations
  • Governments:
    • State, county, city, township, or special district governments
    • Federally recognized and other than federally recognized tribal governments
    • Eligible federal agencies
    • U.S. Territories and possessions
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Total project costs may not exceed $400,000 in any given year or $1,200,000 for a 3 year project period.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Children and youth · Elderly population · Frontier and remote areas · Health information technology · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Primary care · Research methods and resources · Women

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