AHRQ Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications to Disseminate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) through Clinical Decision Support (U19)

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Key Dates

Release Date: November 3, 2014

Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: Winter 2014/2015

First Estimated Application Due Date: Spring 2015

Earliest Estimated Award Date: Summer 2015

Earliest Estimated Start Date: Summer 2015

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


AHRQ intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that will promote the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings through clinical decision support (CDS).

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.

The FOA is expected to be published in the Winter 2014/15 with an expected application due date in Spring 2015.

This FOA will utilize the Research Program Cooperative Agreement (U19) activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act directs AHRQ, working with relevant medical and clinical associations, to assist users of health information technology focused on CDS to promote incorporation of PCOR findings into clinical practice. In addition, AHRQ is to establish a process to receive feedback from stakeholders about the value of the information disseminated and assistance provided. AHRQ intends to launch a PCOR CDS initiative that fulfills these requirements.

The purpose of the upcoming FOA will be to solicit applications that will establish a Center to gather input from stakeholders and that will conduct collaborative projects aimed at disseminating PCOR findings through CDS in clinical practice. Stakeholders will include but not be limited to physicians, health care providers, patients, vendors of health information technology focused on CDS, professional associations, and Federal and private health plans. Collaborative projects will span settings, time frames, and target audiences (e.g., clinicians and patients).

This Notice encourages investigators with appropriate expertise and insights to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Edwin A. Lomotan, M.D.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Telephone: 301-427-1569
Email: edwin.lomotan@ahrq.hhs.gov