HIV Open Data Project Evaluation.
The HIV Open Data Project is a multiphase endeavor funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) that seeks to address several known challenges associated with monitoring HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, including the lack of consistency among key indicators, an inability to summarize progress across HHS-funded programs, and a lack of interoperability among systems for reporting programmatic and fiscal data. This project is intended to inform planning activities in support of the HIV Open Data Project by evaluating the feasibility of data streamlining and harmonization strategies across HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. More
National Resource Center (NRC) D1 Health IT Intellectual Property Issues.
NORC was awarded a contract from the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The purpose of this project is to identify and engage experts to provide input on intellectual property issues relevant to the output of AHRQ's programs, and the health IT portfolio in particular. More
Evaluation of Common Ground.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Common Ground program builds upon previously funded initiatives to strengthen the public health system and accelerate innovative and effective use of quality improvement and information technology principles in public health. In 2006, RWJF funded 31 public health departments as Informatics Capacity (IC) and Requirements Development (RD) grantees to improve processes and information systems that support public health service delivery. More
Evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program.
NORC has been awarded a contract from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to conduct an evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreements Program. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the effectiveness of the planning, implementation, and operation of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program. More
Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and Those with Health Disparities.
The study will address issues raised by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) concerning the quality of care for those living in underserved communities and subject to health disparities. More