Notice Number: NOT-HS-15-010
Release Date: July 9, 2015
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (http://www.ahrq.gov/)
AHRQ intends to launch a new initiative to disseminate and to implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings through clinical decision support (CDS). This initiative includes planning for three funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Together, the three FOAs focus on (1) creating a PCOR CDS Learning Network to drive the field of CDS forward and on conducting CDS projects to (2) extend existing or (3) develop new CDS based on PCOR findings.
This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects.
The planned FOAs are expected to be published in 2015 and continue into 2016. The FOAs will utilize the U18 and R18 activity codes. Details of the planned FOAs are provided below.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 directs AHRQ to disseminate and to build capacity in the area of PCOR (http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf). AHRQ has specific requirements related to dissemination of PCOR findings and CDS. Working with relevant medical and clinical associations, AHRQ is to assist users of health IT focused on CDS to incorporate PCOR findings into clinical practice and to promote the ease of use of such incorporation. In addition, AHRQ is to establish a process to receive feedback from stakeholders about the value of the information disseminated and assistance provided.
To address this directive, AHRQ intends to launch a PCOR CDS initiative that fulfills these requirements using both grant and contract mechanisms. In addition to promoting the dissemination and implementation of PCOR findings, the goals of the initiative are to develop and spread CDS based on PCOR findings and to develop tools to help CDS artifacts become more shareable, health IT standards-based, and publicly-available. Plans for the PCOR CDS initiative include the following components:
AHRQ is planning three FOAs that will separately solicit applications for the following:
AHRQ plans to strongly encourage collaboration between the PCOR CDS Learning Network and awardees under the R18 FOAs.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)