eHealth Exchange, the non-profit health facts community that connects providers and federal agencies, declared its new Innovation Grant software on Monday.

WHY IT Issues
The application could disburse as a great deal as $550,000 in grants and incentives to help catalyze new and modern ways to increase electronic overall health info exchange or build new specialized connectivity instruments.

“About the past decade, we have implemented the infrastructure for safe digital health and fitness information trade and reached an remarkable level of consolation and expectation for specified kinds of exchange,” reported eHealth Trade Govt Director Jay Nakashima in a assertion saying the new funding.

“It is time to establish on this foundation of connectivity and get to the future stage of details sharing as rapidly as possible,” he claimed. “We cannot hold out to see the explosion of techniques in which health and fitness data will be applied for almost everything ranging from patient-centered cell health and fitness applications to improved clinical final decision support.”

The eHealth Exchange Innovation Grant is open to eHealth Exchange individuals and any eHealth Exchange-suitable candidates. Corporations also might crew for a multi-organizational software.

Possible candidates are inspired to stop by the eHealth Exchange web page to master far more. Those who do use are encouraged to post proposals that may possibly enhance trade by leveraging HL7’s FHIR or other eHealth Exchange technological specifications.

All proposals really should give implementation, tests, and generation specifics. Grant awardees will be liable for developing an implementation guide for the venture that will profit the broader community of eHealth Exchange and its individuals.

The eHealth Trade Innovation Grant is open to eHealth Trade members and any eHealth Exchange-suitable candidates. Businesses also could workforce for a multi-organizational software.

As 3 awards – just about every valued as substantially as $100,000, for 1-year, milestone-driven grants – could sooner or later be designed.

THE Greater Craze
At HIMSS22 this past week, Countrywide Coordinator for Well being IT Micky Tripathi lauded the progress designed so far by eHealth Trade and nationwide networks like it.

“We have received networks: Carequality, CommonWell, eHealth Exchange, or a quantity of condition and regional HIEs that are up and managing to deliver these sorts of community companies, which are primarily firm to firm, with significant volume and significant trustworthiness.”

Now, extra breakthroughs will need to be made, making use of the “completely impressive” FHIR spec and open up APIs – giving a lot of big options for application builders and other innovators.

ON THE History
“With all good technological innovations – from the early days of the internet to self-driving autos – early development is marked by sluggish, incremental alter,” reported Nakashima. “But then a tipping place is arrived at, and substantial innovations materialize on what appears like a everyday basis.

“Overall health facts sharing is now at this significant moment,” he included, “and the eHealth Exchange would like to enjoy an instrumental function in driving toward the health IT long run we have talked about and labored toward for extra than a ten years.”

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