Targeting patient safety through IT
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is targeting funding at improving patient/resident safety, using information technology (IT) tools at long-term care facilities and ambulatory care centers.
The funding will support investigative research and the development of evidence-based strategies to create and implement IT tools.
“As applicable, work should include a focus on issues relevant to underserved and vulnerable populations which include Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, safety-net hospital outpatient departments, physician offices and long-term care facilities,” according to an AHRQ release.
Long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living communities, residential care homes and home care providers are eligible to apply for this funding.
To learn more, about funding opportunities and the application process, click here.
Sandra Hoban was on I Advance Senior Care / Long-Term Living’s editorial staff for 17 years. She is one of the country’s longest-serving senior care journalists. Before joining Long-Term Living, she was a member of the promotions department at Advanstar Communications. In addition to her editorial experience, Sandi has served past roles in print and broadcast advertising as a traffic and talent coordinator.
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