American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Competency Examination for Individuals

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Competency Examination for Individuals: This funding opportunity will support the development and initial administration of a set of health information technology competency examinations. The awardee will create an objective mechanism to assess basic competency for individuals trained through short-duration, non-degree health IT programs, and for members of the workforce with relevant experience or other types of training who are seeking to demonstrate their competency in one or more of the workforce roles described in Appendix B, Health IT Workforce Roles and Competencies. Faculty experts from community colleges and universities participating in program and curriculum development will provide the domain knowledge to structure the examinations and compose the test items. As part of the development process, the content of the examinations will also be validated with stakeholders, including industry and employer groups. Development of the competency examinations will benefit the awardee and other institutions of higher education by providing them with a set of health IT competency examinations that they may use to evaluate, develop, and improve health IT educational programs. The competency examinations described under this funding opportunity announcement will enable health IT professionals, employers, and other stakeholder to assess their own health IT competency levels or the competency of their health IT staff members, as appropriate. The examinations may also be used by employers to identify training gaps and personnel needs integral to achieving meaningful use of electronic health information.
Federal Grant Title: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Information Technology Professionals in Health Care: Competency Examination for Individuals
Federal Agency Name: Office of the National Coordinator
Grant Categories: Health Recovery Act
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-OC-HIT-10-002
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.721
CFDA Descriptions: ARRA Health Information Technology Professionals in Health Care
Current Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2010
Posted Date: Dec 17, 2009
Creation Date: Dec 17, 2009
Archive Date: Feb 24, 2010
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $6,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Domestic institutions of higher education, or consortia thereof, are eligible to apply for the award under this funding opportunity.
Grant Announcement Contact
Michelle Murray Project Officer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
HIT Workforce Competency Examination Program [HITCompetencyExam@hhs.gov]
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