The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)—located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—recently announced two hospitals that will receive grants under its Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health IT funding opportunity. The LEAP in Health IT funding opportunity addresses well-documented and fast emerging challenges that inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of well-designed, interoperable health IT.
The two awardees, which will each receive up to approximately $1 million in funding over the next two years, are:
- Boston Children’s Hospitals – Funding will go towards projects that expand the scope, scale, and utility of population-level application programming interfaces (APIs)
- MedStar Health Research Institute – Funding will go towards projects that advance clinical knowledge at the point of care
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts, and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This was reported by Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report on October 3, 2018.
Contact Information: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 330 C Street Southwest, Floor 7, Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-7151; Website: www.healthit.gov