FY11 and FY12 JPC-1 Medical Training and Health Information Systems Program Announcements
$1.0 Million Program Announcement for the Joint Program Committee 1 Medical Training and Health Information Sciences (MTHIS) Novel Presentation of Health Related Data (NPHRD)
A $1.0 Million Program Announcement for the Joint Program Committee 1 Medical Training and Health Information Sciences (MTHIS) Novel Presentation of Health Related Data (NPHRD) was posted on the Grants.gov portal by the US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) on 9 March 2012.
Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-12-NPHRD
Pre Proposal Submission Deadline 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, April 16, 2012
Full Proposal Submission Deadline 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, June 13, 2012
The expanded use of electronic medical records, personal health records, home monitoring devices, and other digital devices generate massive amounts of digital health related information. In order to use that information effectively, we need more innovative and novel ways to visualize the data. Clinicians and managers need to be better able to discern patterns in the data to make information contained in the data more useful for managing individual patients and for populations of patients. The wide range of data types and the diversity of users of the data add further complexity. The data is of all forms: text, numerical values, wave forms, audio, video and still images and the users of the data include patients, clinicians, administrators, and public health professionals. This Program Announcement is anticipated to lead to solutions that demonstrate new and novel presentations of complex medical data to allow for insights into trends and discern patterns in the data. This Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity invites proposals from U.S. based businesses, academic research institutions, and multi-center collaborations, which may include international partners, to create novel representations of health data and generate new knowledge that supports healthcare improvements for DoD personnel and beneficiaries. Preliminary research proposals (i.e. pre-proposals) are required and will provide the basis for invited full proposals.
Link to Grants.gov Novel Presentation of Health Related Data page
JPC-1 Developer Tools for Medical Education Initiative Program Announcement for FY12
The Developer Tools for Medical Education (DTME) initiative is primarily focused on the creation of publicly accessible, free, open-license, and/or open-source tools for creation of medical training and education content and technology. Principally, the DTME initiative seeks to support the strategic goals of the Joint Program Committee 1 – Medical Training and Health Information Sciences Research Program (JPC-1) through the leveraging of technologies created by this effort, finding cost efficiencies through utilization of free tools and allowing more commonality for military medical training technology systems. It is envisioned that expanding a research effort to create this capability to an open public trial and experimentation basis will allow for feedback from a larger part of the medical training community than would otherwise be possible from a single group. Feedback regarding novel uses of the evolving research platform and the data created by this research will lead to improvements in the science regarding simulated physiology for use in public and private sector medical education.
For the DTME Program Announcement, the important dates are as follows:
Link to DTME-PRP Program Announcement
JPC-1 Medical Practice Initiative Program Announcements for FY12
The Medical Practice Initiative is primarily focused on the development of medical training systems and competency assessment tools for the sustainment of military medical readiness. The preliminary (2-3 years) focus will be on determining the viability of extracting relevant metrics from existing data for use in the determination of skills degradation and using this data to assist in identifying gaps. The MPI concerns itself both with degradation from being removed from practice and from the breadth of clinical exposures as well as looking across each physician’s expected clinical knowledge domain. The data collected in the course of these awards will aid both public and private sector organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of care provided in the outpatient setting.
For both MPI Program Announcements, the important dates are as follows:
Link to MPI-BMP Program Announcement
Link to MPI-PSD Program Announcement
JPC-1 Health Information Systems Program Announcements for FY11
With this PA, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) is seeking HIT research that may lead to outcomes and products that may qualify as advanced development activities within the Department of Defense (DoD). The results of this research will support the Military Health System (MHS) in the adoption and implementation of clinical functional disability assessments and standards, by leveraging the skills and talents of U.S. based businesses and teaching‐research academic institutions for success. The intent is to create enduring initiatives and collaborations that will develop and support sustained business and enterprise solutions for the DoD as well as organizations such as the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the general public.
For the HIT-CFA Program Announcement, the important dates are as follows:
Link to JPC1HIT-CFA Program Announcement