Healthcare IT News: ONC awards $2.7M in new funding for interoperability innovation initiatives

“The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT this week announced another batch of four awardees under its Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology program.”


“Using more than $2.7 million funding, the LEAP in Health IT awardees will focus on existing and emerging hurdles to more seamless interoperability, according to ONC – specifically exploring new opportunities for the adoption and use of health IT standards across the healthcare ecosystem.”

“The 2020 awardees emphasize three areas of interest, the agency said: advancing registry infrastructure for API-based health IT ecosystem, cutting-edge health IT tools for scaling health research and integrating HHS data to support improved outcomes. They are:

  • Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients

CRISP, the HIE serving Maryland and Washington, D.C., will work with the American College of Cardiology on ways to spur the accelerated adoption of modern standards, including as FHIR, for the acquisition of clinical data for registry submission, and use of that data for improved decision support.

  • MedStar Health Research Institute

Along with Georgetown University’s Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, HealthLab and Asymmetrik, MedStar will explore existing challenges and new opportunities for open source health IT tools. In particular, they seek to demonstrate new uses of individual bulk FHIR data extraction to support medical research…” Read the full article here.

Source: ONC awards $2.7M in new funding for interoperability innovation initiatives – By Mike Miliard, September 25, 2020. Healthcare IT News.



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