Personal Health Information Technology Grant Program

Posted by on July 28, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces Personal Health Information Technology Grant Program

Deadline: September 19, 2006

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (<a href=""></a>) has issued a call for proposals for a new program to stimulate innovations in personal health information technology. The initiative, Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records (<a href=""></a>), encourages technology pioneers to design the next generation of personal health record systems in ways that empower patients to better manage their health and health care.

The $3.5 million program will support up to ten multi-disciplinary teams in a collaborative effort to design and test innovative PHR applications that can be built upon a common technology platform. All teams will work closely with patients and consumers throughout the process to ensure that their designs align with end users’ needs and preferences. Upon completing the design phase of the program, teams will test prototype applications with patient populations.

Applicants may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The program is also open to for-profit entities.

Applicants must demonstrate a bold vision of innovation to aid people in using personal health information to pursue and maintain good health and/or to manage significant health challenges; clear focus on a target population and strategies for ensuring that its needs and preferences will shape the personal health applications to be designed; willingness to work as part of a collaborative network and contribute to an overall effort of promoting an interoperable environment for managing personal health information and activities; an innovative and feasible technical approach; and a strong, interdisciplinary design team.

Grants up to $300,000 each will be provided to eight to ten applicants for eighteen-month projects.

The Project HealthDesign call for proposals is available online at the RWJF Web site.

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