$10 Million For Health IT Proposals

Indianapolis, Ind. — The board of directors of Indiana Health Information Technology, Inc. (IHIT) is soliciting project ideas for the $10.3 million federal grant the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) received in March. The State of Indiana was awarded the funding to further expand the use of health information exchange under the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program. The submitted project ideas should fit within the strategic pillars as defined below:

— Connecting Data Sources – Development of interfaces or access infrastructure to allow providers to link to existing Health Information Organizations (HIOs).
— Interoperability – Development of standards or infrastructure to allow health information to flow freely between service providers.
— Improved Outcomes – Timely use of Health Information Exchange (HIE) to improve clinical decisions both from the provider, payer, and patient standpoint.
— Initiatives – Use of HIE to meet other federal/state initiatives.

Parties interested in submitting ideas for consideration should complete the project template posted online at http://www.in.gov/fssa/4158.htm. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, July 9, 2010. Please direct questions regarding IHIT and project submission to the Statewide Health IT Director Andrew VanZee

Project submission deadline:
Friday, July 9, 2010

Mail submission form to:
Andrew VanZee, Statewide Health IT Director
Family and Social Services Administration
402 W. Washington Street W 461
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Or E-mail submission form to:
Andrew.VanZee@fssa.IN.gov

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