Health Information Technologies and Informatics Hands-Free

The summary for the Health Information Technologies and Informatics Hands-Free grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Dept of the Army USAMRAA, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Health Information Technologies and Informatics Hands-Free: This Funding Opportunity Announcement is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the
Fiscal Years 2016-2017 (FY16-FY17) Joint Program Committee 1 (JPC-1)/Medical Simulation
and Information Sciences (MSIS) Research Program, Health Information Technologies and
Informatics (HITI) Hands-Free Electronic Health Record Data Entry Initiative (HFEHRI). This
BAA must be read in conjunction with the submission guidelines in for Grants (hereinafter called It must also be read in conjunction with the document
titled “General Submission Instructions” available with this BAA in

Proposals/applications to the FY16-17 JPC-1/MSIS HFEHRI are being solicited for the Defense
Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate by the U.S.
Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). As directed by the Office of the
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs [OASD(HA)], the DHA RDA Directorate
manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and
Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
(USAMRMC), Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) provides
Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) execution management support
for DHP core research program areas, including JPC-1/MSIS. CDMRP is the execution
management agent for this BAA and will provide management support for subsequent awards
with strategic oversight from JPC-1/MSIS.
The mission of the JPC-1 HITI is to facilitate scientific studies and promote advances in
software, information technology, medical informatics, and analytics in both garrison (fixed
facilities) and theater (military combat and operational environments). Advances generated will
intersect with the Military Health System (MHS) Information Technology strategy at multiple
points. The HITI portfolio is developed, shaped, customized, and administered to address
evolving needs across the MHS enterprise. There are four research domains within the HITI:

(1) Theater/Operational Medicine – Research to enhance the efficiency of healthcare
operations in combat and operational environments to ensure the delivery of high-quality
healthcare services by improving information accessibility and by providing better
decision support for clinicians

(2) Military Health Care Services – Research to promote, improve, conserve, or restore the
mental or physical well-being of personnel through improved information management
and technologies

(3) Medical Resourcing – Research initiatives to improve the management of human and
financial healthcare resources

(4) Information Technology Infrastructure and Data Management – Research to improve the
management of IT and communications infrastructure, healthcare data management, and
Federal Grant Title: Health Information Technologies and Informatics Hands-Free
Federal Agency Name: Dept of the Army USAMRAA
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-16-R-MSI4
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement, Grant, Procurement Contract
CFDA Numbers: 320669
CFDA Descriptions: Military Medical Research and Development
Current Application Deadline: Aug 22, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Aug 22, 2016
Posted Date: Apr 5, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 5, 2016
Archive Date: Sep 21, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Grant Announcement Contact
CDMRP Help Desk

Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA 301-619-7144
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