Health Data Collection Program

Posted by on May 4, 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Proposals for Health Data Collection Program
Deadline: June 3, 2009 (Brief Proposals)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for proposals through its national program, Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records. Grant recipients will work to assess and test the potential of observations of daily life (ODLs) to help patients and physicians better manage chronic illnesses.

A total of up to $2.4 million is available in this second round of funding to as many as five grantee teams for twenty-four-month demonstration projects. Grants may total up to $480,000 each. Funded teams will work closely with patients and providers across different care settings to demonstrate how health data from everyday life — meals, sleep, exercise levels, pain episodes, and even moods — can be collected, interpreted, and integrated into the clinical care process.

During the two-year initiative, teams will work with clinical partners and patients with two or more chronic conditions to identify, capture, and store several types of ODLs for their target patient population; analyze and interpret ODL data to extract clinically useful information; use this information to provide feedback to patients so that they can better manage their conditions and improve their health; enable patients to share this information with their doctors, nurses, and other members of their care team; present the information to clinicians in ways that they can easily integrate into their clinical work flow; and identify and explain opportunities and challenges associated with this overall approach to policymakers and clinical leaders.

Applicants for this round of funding may be either public entities, nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509 (a) or for-profit entities.

The Project HealthDesign Call for Proposals is available at the RWJF Web site.

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