Sunday, January 20, 2008

HRSA Funding EHR Implementation

HRSA’s Office of Health Information Technology seeks applications to support funding of $1,500,000 for the project “Electronic Health Record Implementation for Health Center Controlled Networks” (HRSA-08-097). Health Center Controlled Networks act on the behalf of the health centers. The applications are due March 21, 2008 and two awards will be made. The projected award date is September 01, 2008.

The funding will be used to help the networks implement electronic health records to improve care in the health centers, and also to create sustainable business models needed for deploying health IT in the Health Center Controlled Networks. The funding will also enable health centers to form strategic partnerships to leverage other health IT initiatives in their states, communities, and regions.

HRSA is looking for projects with active quality improvement programs using data to improve care and demonstrate the value and effectiveness of health centers in the marketplace. At the end of the project period, grantees must demonstrate that they have implemented electronic health records in the sites initially proposed and that improvements will result with improved health outcomes.

Public and non-profit organizations including faith based and community based organizations from a network controlled by and acting on behalf of a health center, or health centers may apply as defined by specific requirements under the Public Health Service Act.

A pre application conference will be held for potential applicants on February 20, 2008 at 2pm. The call in number for the conference is 888-282-0170 and the passcode is 1383464. For more information, go to or contact Samantha Wallack at