Building Effective Health Information Systems under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

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Building Effective Health Information Systems under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR): Information systems are foundational to PEPFAR activities. Over the past eight years, counseling and testing have identified millions of people with HIV/AIDS and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has extended the life span of people living with HIV (PLWH). Due to this impact, electronic systems are essential to manage the volume of patient data. Electronic medical records (EMR), laboratory information systems (LIS), and other patient-level systems are being implemented. This growth has created a greater need to standardize functional and technical requirements for health information systems, design systems that facilitate and enable interoperability between different systems (e.g., EMRs, LIS, HRIS, pharmacy, and others), facilitate linkage and de-duplication of records, strengthen data quality and completeness, and data security, privacy, and confidentiality measures. This work will be done partly through innovative technical solutions. Most of the work will be accomplished through strengthening strategic planning and governance, developing in-country human capacity, and on-going evaluation of health information system implementations to identify effective informatics practices, efficiencies gained, health impacts and increased sustainability and country ownership. The goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the design, development, implementation and use of health information systems (HIS), such as electronic medical records (EMR), human resource information systems (HRIS), district health information systems (DHIS), electronic case-based surveillance systems and health and other health-related information systems used to implement or monitor PEPFAR programs. The FOA will support the development of policy, governance, and architecture needed to implement information systems, including those needed to standardize, exchange and share data needed to improve health through evidence-based decisions. Key components of this mechanism will address issues of interoperability, human and infrastructure capacity development, planning and policy, and evaluation of the system and cost-effectiveness of HIS.
Federal Grant Title: Building Effective Health Information Systems under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Federal Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH15-1535
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.067
CFDA Descriptions: Global AIDS
Current Application Deadline: Oct 20, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Oct 20, 2014
Posted Date: September 15th, 2014
Creation Date: Sep 15, 2014
Archive Date: Nov 19, 2014
Total Program Funding: $0
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,600,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 3
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
Eligible applicants that can apply for this FOA are listed below:

Government Organizations:
• National Ministries of Health
• State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) .
• American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized)
• Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States)

Non-government Organizations:
• American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations
• Alaska Native health corporations
• Tribal epidemiology centers
• Urban Indian health organizations
• Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
• Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
• Research institutions (that will perform activities deemed as non-research)

Colleges and Universities

Community-based organizations

Faith-based organizations

For-profit organizations (other than small business)

Hospitals

Small, minority, and women-owned businesses

All Other eligible organizations
Grant Announcement Contact
CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section E-mail: pgotim@cdc.gov Phone: 770-488-2700
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 770-488-2756
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