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Workforce Training to Educate Health Care Professionals in Health Information Technology

Grants to USA Businesses, Non-Profits, & Agencies
for Medical Information Technology Training

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Conf. Date:

02/23/15

LOI Date:

03/02/15

Deadline Date:

04/06/15 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to qualified USA agencies, non-profits, and businesses to work with IHEs to update health informatics programs and train health care workers to use medical information technology. A webinar will be held February 23 and March 2 is the the optional deadline to submit a letter of intent.

This funding opportunity is designed for two years. In the first year, 5-7 applicants will receive awards to update the health IT instructional training material that was initially developed under the Curriculum Development Centers Cooperative Agreement.

The grantees will update health IT instructional training materials to include these four key topic areas:
1. Population health,
2. Care coordination,
3. New care delivery and payments models, and
4. Value-based care.

Updated training materials will be publicly available at the end of the program’s period of performance or 24 months from start date.

In the second year, grantees will collectively train approximately 6,000 incumbent health care workers with the updated materials. Once the training material has been updated, grantees will work together to develop one training program that can be used to train staff members in organizations that include, but are not limited to, accountable care organizations, patient centered medical homes, solo practices, group practices, safety net clinics, hospitals, private practices, and health systems. Completion of the training needs to be accomplished within the span of 5 days or less.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152609

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$6,400,000

Number of Grants:

5 - 7

Estimated Size of Grant:

$800,000 - $2,000,000

Term of Contract:

June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2017. Estimated Start Date: June 1, 2015.

Eligibility:

  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • Domestic public or private and non-profit entities
  • For profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Open to all responsible sources
  • Regional Organizations
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Small businesses

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This funding opportunity is open to the public in the United States. Considering the time frame and the amount of funding available to execute and accomplish workforce training goals, ONC anticipates that applicants will have experience and a working knowledge of the previous work product and the ability to update and develop materials as specified in the FOA.

ONC also anticipates that the applicants will have experience in training Health IT professionals as specified in the FOA.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Upcoming Webinar: Feb. 23rd, 3:00 PM EST
Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1567201357425948929
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The purpose of the session is to:
• Discuss the background, purpose and scope of services requested in the FOA;
• Explain the eligibility and application requirements;
• Describe the application review process; and
• Provide an opportunity for interested parties to ask questions about the FOA.

Pre-Application Information:

March 2, 2015, 11:59 PM ET: deadline to submit Notices of Intent to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a non-binding e-mail notice of intent to apply for this funding opportunity to assist ONC in planning for the application review process.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Cinyon Reed
Program Analyst

Carmel Halloun
Grants Management Officer

WorkforceFOA@hhs.gov

CFDA Number:

93.721

Funding or Pin Number:

WF-WF-15-300

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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