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Targeting patient safety through IT

September 9, 2015
by Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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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.

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