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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.

Texas Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)
Grants to help small rural hospitals in Texas with purchasing and/or training activities around value-based purchasing; participating in an Accountable Care Organization or other shared savings program; and purchase of technology for meaningful use, payment bundling/PPS, or ICD-10 standards.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Jan 5, 2018
Sponsor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP)
Coordinated state application to HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy on behalf of the needs of Minnesota’s small rural hospitals. Funds may be used to purchase items from the SHIP Purchasing Menu in the categories of value based purchasing, accountable care organization, payment bundling, or care transitions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Jan 8, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
North Dakota HIT Planning Loan Program
Low-interest loans to healthcare entities to build their health information technology (HIT) infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2018
Sponsor: North Dakota Health Information Technology
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 19, 2018
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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 19, 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2018
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
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)
Grants for research to demonstrate how health information technology can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)
Grants for new exploratory and developmental research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves healthcare quality and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18)
Grants for innovative and collaborative research utilizing new health information technology strategies for collecting and using patient-reported outcome measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services