Breaking news: 2016 federated identity in healthcare pilot opportunity!
The NSTIC NPO is pleased to announce our second solicitation for pilot funding of 2016—which focuses on streamlining the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online.
NIST is looking for a project that will demonstrate how deployment of federated identity credentials improves access to online health information. Using the same credential across multiple healthcare providers can make life easier for users by simplifying and speeding up sign-in processes. For providers, making strides in the efficiency medical record access means time and money saved – and, if done right, better outcomes for security and privacy.
The deadline to apply is: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
Link to opportunity on Grants.gov: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282655
Link to full Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) PDF: http://www.nist.gov/nstic/2016-NIST-NSTIC-02.pdf
A virtual webinar was held on April 18, 2016. Link to the webinar recording: http://www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-healthcare-pilot-program-webinar-2016.cfm
Funding opportunity description:
When your healthcare team includes primary care physicians, dentists, allergists, and more, the number of accounts you have to remember can really add up. The same goes for providers – especially the doctors, nurses, technicians, and therapists who work in multiple healthcare settings. Going back and forth with different credentials to check information can take valuable time and attention away from patient care. What if patients and providers could instead access medical records with one trusted credential?
NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to demonstrate the usage of federated online identity solutions for patients and providers across multiple healthcare providers (e.g., provider groups, regional healthcare systems, hospital systems). Specifically, projects must:
The project partners must provide data on how they implemented the solution and how it performed, ultimately contributing to a jointly published document that can serve as a guide for other healthcare systems.
NIST expects to complete its review, selection of successful applicants, and award processing by September, 2016. NIST expects the earliest anticipated start date for awards under this FFO to be October 1, 2016.
Anticipated award amounts:
Keep in mind when developing your submission timeline the following:
To find instructions on submitting an application on Grants.gov, Applicants should refer to the “Applicants” tab in the banner just below the top of the www.grants.gov home page. Clicking on the “Applicants” tab produces two exceptionally useful sources of information, Applicant Actions and Applicant Resources, which applicants are advised to review.
The Grants.gov Online Users Guide available at the Grants.gov site (http://go.usa.gov/cjaEh) provides vital information on checking the status of applications. See especially the “Check My Application Status” option, found by clicking first on Applicants, and then by clicking on Applicant Actions. Applicants can track their submission in the Grants.gov system by following the procedures at the Grants.gov site (http://go.usa.gov/cjamz). It can take up to two business days for an application to fully move through the Grants.gov system to NIST.
To download the application package on Grants.gov, please click here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282655 then select the Package tab, then click on Select Package, and follow the directions.
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