ERRATA FOR AHRQ HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (HIT) FY 04 RFAs – 
HS-04-010, HS-04-011, AND HS-04-012

RELEASE DATE:  November 26, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-HS-04-001

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
 (http://www.ahrq.gov)

The AHRQ FY 2004 Health Information Technology (HIT) RFAs are:  

1) Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology – 
Planning Grants (HS-04-010), published in the NIH Guide November 20; 

2) Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology – 
Implementation Grants (HS-04-011); published in the NIH Guide November 20; and,

3)  Demonstrating the Value of Health Information Technology (HS-04-012), 
published in the NIH Guide November 21.

These RFAs have been revised to include the addition and correction of 
the National Library of Medicine (NLM) co-sponsorship.  These revised 
RFAs appeared under the following websites:  

HIT Planning - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-010.html
 
HIT Implementation - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-011.html
 
HIT Value - http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-012.html

See below for the changes made:

1)   HIT PLANNING RFA

Under CFDA, added NLM #: 93.879

Under the Mechanism of Support section:  September 30, 2004 (NEW AWARD DATE)

At the End of Background section, added NLM language:   The National 
Library of Medicine (NLM) provides grant support to health-related 
institutions and organizations for projects to plan, design, test and 
deploy systems and techniques for integrating data, information and 
knowledge resources into a comprehensive networked information 
management system. NLM supports these organizations in their efforts to 
build integrated advanced information managements systems (IAIMS). 
IAIMS are computer networks that link and relate the published 
biomedical knowledge base with individual and institutional databases 
and information files, within and external to an institution. The long-
term goal of an IAIMS is a comprehensive and convenient information 
management system, one that brings useful, usable knowledge to action 
settings in health care, education and research, binding knowledge to 
effective action. Particular emphasis is placed on mechanisms that 
enable the easy flow of information between arenas of action, such as 
between health care and education, or between health-related 
organizations, such as from a community clinic to a hospital or public 
health department. Of particular interest to NLM are projects which 
focus on context-appropriate information to guide learning and 
decisions; standards based information management that employs standard 
vocabularies and information exchange protocols; and digital libraries.  

Under Where To Send Inquiries, added NLM contacts

o   Direct your questions about NLM scientific/research interests to:

Valerie Florance, PhD
Extramural Programs
National Library of Medicine
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 301 
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  (301) 594-4882
FAX:  301 402-2952
Email: floranv@mail.nlm.nih.gov

o   Direct your questions about NLM financial or grants management matters to:

Dwight Mowery
Extramural Programs
National Library of Medicine
Rockledge 1, Suite 301, 6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  (301) 496-4221
FAX:  (301) 402-0421
Email: moweryd@mail.nlm.nih.gov

2)   HIT IMPLEMENTATION RFA

Under CFDA, added NLM #:   93.879

NEW at the end of Research Objectives is NLM language:  The National 
Library of Medicine (NLM) provides grant support to health-related 
institutions and organizations for projects to plan, design, test and 
deploy systems and techniques for integrating data, information and 
knowledge resources into a comprehensive networked information 
management system. NLM supports these organizations in their efforts to 
build integrated advanced information managements systems (IAIMS). 
IAIMS are computer networks that link and relate the published 
biomedical knowledge base with individual and institutional databases 
and information files, within and external to an institution. The long-
term goal of an IAIMS is a comprehensive and convenient information 
management system, one that brings useful, usable knowledge to action 
settings in health care, education and research, binding knowledge to 
effective action. Particular emphasis is placed on mechanisms that 
enable the easy flow of information between arenas of action, such as 
between health care and education, or between health-related 
organizations, such as from a community clinic to a hospital or public 
health department. Of particular interest to NLM are projects which 
focus on context-appropriate information to guide learning and 
decisions; standards based information management that employs standard 
vocabularies and information exchange protocols; and digital libraries.

Under Supplementary Instructions, Section III. Rural and Small 
Community Projects, second paragraph of subsection d), added April 22, 
2004 for Application Receipt Date.

Under Where To Send Inquiries, added NLM contacts:

o   Direct your questions about NLM scientific/research interests to:

Valerie Florance, PhD
Extramural Programs
National Library of Medicine
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 301 
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  (301) 594-4882
FAX:  301 402-2952
Email: floranv@mail.nlm.nih.gov

o   Direct your questions about NLM financial or grants management matters to:

Dwight Mowery
Extramural Programs
National Library of Medicine
Rockledge 1, Suite 301, 6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone:  (301) 496-4221
FAX:  (301) 402-0421
Email: moweryd@mail.nlm.nih.gov

3)   HIT VALUE RFA 

Deleted under Purpose section the entire paragraph beginning with "The 
National Library of Medicine……" AND inserted the following:  The 
National Library of Medicine (NLM) supports research in biomedical 
informatics, bioinformatics, computational biology and health 
information sciences in such areas as : representation of medical 
knowledge in computers; organization and retrieval issues for image 
databases; enhancement of human intellectual capacities through virtual 
reality, dynamic modeling, artificial intelligence, and machine 
learning; medical decision-making; linguistic analyses of medical 
languages and nomenclatures; management of information in disasters; 
and approaches to linking genome and phenome data. In the area of 
clinical informatics, NLM is particularly interested in ways computers 
and networks bring value to the delivery of health care, the management 
of health information, and the support of informed decision making by 
consumers, patients, health care providers, and health care 
administrators. Other fundamental areas of interest include context-
appropriate information to guide learning and decisions; standards 
based information management that employs standard vocabularies and 
information exchange protocols; and digital libraries.


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