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Funding by Topic: Health information technology

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Health Center Controlled Networks
Provides grants to support Health Center Controlled Networks to advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology strategies and to leverage technology to participate in value-based care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
Provides funding to small rural hospitals, through their State Office of Rural Health, to help them do any or all of the following: purchase equipment or training to attain value-based payment and care goals; join or become an accountable care organization; and purchase health information technology, equipment, or training.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 3, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
North Dakota HIT Planning Loan Program
Low-interest loans for healthcare entities in North Dakota to build their health information technology (HIT) infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2019
Sponsor: North Dakota Health Information Technology
Virginia Health Safety Net Grants
Funding for projects to grow and strengthen Virginia's healthcare safety net by developing or expanding patient capacity, establishing a broader scope of services, creating local systems of care, or strengthening infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 18, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 6, 2019
Sponsor: Virginia Health Care Foundation
Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)
Grants for developing new clinical decision support to facilitate the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based research findings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota Rural Hospital Capital Improvement Grant Program
Assists small rural hospitals in Minnesota with funding for projects to update, modernize, remodel, or replace aging hospital facilities, record systems, and equipment necessary to maintain operations.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Scaling Established Clinical Decision Support to Facilitate the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)
Grants for research projects designed to extend the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based clinical decision support beyond the initial clinical setting or institution in which it was originally developed and implemented, thereby extending the impact on clinical practice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 25, 2018
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program
Grants for current Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program award recipients in states with certified Critical Access Hospitals to work with providers and other partners to improve access to needed healthcare services and to improve the coordination of care for veterans living in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Nov 30, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Colorado Capital Infrastructure – Comprehensive Primary Care
Funding to support capital infrastructure projects that aim to increase access to comprehensive primary care and integrated care services in rural and low-income communities throughout Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services