New AHRQ Funding Seeks To Expand Evidence Base on Health IT System Safety
AHRQ has published a Special Emphasis Notice to support projects to generate new evidence on health information technology (IT) system safety. The standing R01 and R21 Funding Opportunity Announcements will support research regarding the safety of health IT. Patient Safety Organization involvement in R01 projects is strongly encouraged, as is industry partnership. AHRQ is interested in funding applications that will conduct research on safe health IT practices specifically related to the design, implementation, usability and safe use of health IT by all users, including patients. These projects would generate new evidence on safe health IT practices that could be used to inform health IT certification and other forms of policy guidance.