The Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET) Office has just launched an “Unconnected Providers Grant Program” to support HIE planning and implementation. The ASET office is responsible for the programmatic implementation of ONC’s $9.3 million HIE cooperative agreement award for the state of Arizona.
The grant program posted October 1, 2012 on www.hie.az.gov has funding of up to $1.1 million aimed at stimulating the adoption of HIE for healthcare providers who currently have not planned or implemented an information exchange solution.
Each organization is eligible to receive a maximum award up to $50,000 with a maximum of $25,000 that can be used for HIE implementation planning. When two or more organizations complete a single grant application, the grantee would be eligible to receive a maximum award of up to $100,000.
The grant program is open to any for-profit or non-profit healthcare organization that maintains a portion of its operations in Arizona targeting medically underserved and low income populations as well as the needs of special populations.
The following organizations are eligible to apply for grants such hospitals, long term care facilities, FQHCs, IHS facilities, behavioral healthcare organizations, primary care organizations, and large healthcare specialty organizations.
The grant performance is for six months with the award will run from January 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012. Grant applications are due November 16, 2012.
For more information contact Manisha Patel at (602) 748-0708 (cell) or email Manisha.Patel@azdoa.gov.