The Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Program is authorized by the Public Health Service Act, Section 330A(f) (42 U.S.C. 254c(f)), as amended by section 201, P.L. 107-251 of the Health Care Safety Net Amendments of 2002. The purpose of the RHITND Program is to enhance health care delivery in rural America through supporting rural health networks in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records/electronic medical records (EHR/EMR). It is anticipated that this will be a one-time funding opportunity to assist networks in achieving EHR/EMR meaningful use requirements by 2014. Activities supported by RHITND grant funds include: workflow analysis, EHR/EMR strategic plan development, EHR/EMR training, purchase of HIT equipment, to identify and locate certified HIT equipment vendors and installation of broadband. Telehealth is not considered an acceptable activity under this grant opportunity. This program is a three-year grant program with individual grant awards limited to a maximum of $300,000 per year.
Lead applicants must be:
Rural Health Information Technology Workforce grantees with active projects
Marcia Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-443-3261