AHRQ Announces Interest in Research on Health IT Safety

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking grant proposals to generate new knowledge on health IT safety.

AHRQ is interested in funding applications to conduct research on safe health IT practices specifically related to the design, implementation, usability, and safe use of health IT by all users, including nurses, physicians, patients, and caregivers.

These projects would generate new evidence on safe health IT practices that could be used by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and others to inform health IT certification and other forms of policy guidance.

Large (R01/R18), medium, and small projects will be considered. R01 and R18 projects should include personnel from health IT vendors and health care delivery organizations in the project personnel. Patient Safety Organization involvement in R01 projects is strongly encouraged, as is industry partnership.

Standard due dates for competing applications apply.

For more information on the Special Emphasis Notice see : http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-16-009.html

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