The New York State Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York have requested grant applications for the HEAL NY- Phase 17 grant program. The funding will be used to expand care coordination through the use of interoperable health IT while at the same time support the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
Specifically, HEAL 17 seeks applications to support technological building blocks, along with clinical capacity and policy solutions necessary to transition healthcare from a paper based system to an electronic interconnected healthcare system.
Awards are anticipated to total $120 million, although if additional funding becomes available, this amount may be increased. The awards will be administered over a two year grant period.
HEAL 17 is also funding the continued operation of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) through a Department of Health contract with the New York eHealth Collaborative and HEAL 17 is also providing for ongoing evaluation work through the Health Information Technology and Evaluation Collaborative.
Go to www.health.state.ny.us/funding/RFA/1006090831/index.htm to see the grant application. For more information contact Steven R. Smith at the NY State Department of Health, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due August 9, 2010.