SAMHSA offers $3.4M in grants
June 1, 2013 in Medical Technology
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for up to approximately $3.4 million in data integration grants available through its Electronic Health Record and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
The program’s purpose is to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse by providing healthcare providers with access to the program’s data to help make sound clinical decisions without disturbing the regular clinical workflow. Providing resources to states to enable hospital emergency department EHRs, primary care facility EHRs, and retail store pharmacy dispensing systems to link electronically to the program will facilitate increased utilization, SAMHSA officials said in a news release.
[See also: SAMHSA announces $4M in health IT awards.]
SAMHSA expects that up to eight awards will be made with grantees receiving up to $212,500 per year for up to two years. The award amounts may vary depending on the availability of funds.
Eligible applicants are state government agencies – for example, a single state authority, board of pharmacy or health department – in 49 states and Guam, with enacted PDMP legislation. The nine states that received SAMHSA grants from the program in 2012 are not eligible to apply.
[See also: SAMHSA awards $25 million for healthcare IT.]
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