AHRQ Issues Funding Opportunity

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) https://www.ahrq.gov within HHS, posted the new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled “Improving Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes during Care Transitions” (PA-20-068) December 2019.

The purpose of the FOA is to receive applications addressing research that will produce and test new promising interventions aimed at improving communication and coordination during care transitions.

New and improved health IT solutions can provide an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to improving care transitions by improving communications between locations that may be in other care settings. The goal is to create a more interoperable healthcare system that will improve patient access to their electronic health information and provide seamless and secure data exchange which will enhance care coordination.

The number of awards is contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications and the availability of funds. The total costs direct and indirect for a project awarded under this FOA will not exceed $400,000 in any given year and $2 million for the entire project period which may not exceed five years.

Eligible applicants can be higher education institutions, nonprofits, governments, Native American Tribal Organizations, Faith-based or Community-based Organizations, and regional organizations.

Go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-068.html for more details on the AHRQ FOA.

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