The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) https://www.ahrq.gov posted their Request for Application (RFA-HS-18-001) Notice on January 12, 2018 calling for the creation of Patient Safety Learning Laboratories.
The funding notice is titled “Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Pursuing Safety in Diagnosis and Treatment at the Intersection of Design, Systems Engineering, and Health Services Research”.
AHRQ intends to fund up to eight awards for a total of up to $5,000.000 in FY 2018. Application budgets are limited to $625, 000 total costs. Letters of Intent are due February 26, 2018 with the application due by March 26, 2018.
Patient Safety Learning Laboratories are places and networks comprised of multi-disciplinary teams of doctors, engineers, designers, nurses, information technology experts, and researchers who study threats to safety in patient care and how to make the proper diagnosis. The learning laboratories identify closely related threats to diagnostic or treatment efforts associated with harm and the high burden of cost.
The Learning Laboratories stretch professional boundaries, envision innovative designs, and take advantage of brainstorming and rapid prototyping techniques that other industries employ. Promising prototypes undergo further development.
Eligible organizations may include higher education institutions, nonprofits, state, county city or township governments, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments, Faith-based or Community-based organizations, and regional organizations.
Go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-18-001.html for the funding notice