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Health Information Technologies and Informatics Hands-Free

Post Date

April 5th 2016

Application Due Date

August 22nd 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Eligibility Categories



  • Award Range:

    $None - $2000000

Grant Description

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Fiscal Years 2016-2017 (FY16-FY17) Joint Program Committee 1 (JPC-1)/Medical Simulation and Information Sciences (MSIS) Research Program, Health Information Technologies and Informatics (HITI) Hands-Free Electronic Health Record Data Entry Initiative (HFEHRI). This BAA must be read in conjunction with the submission guidelines in for Grants (hereinafter called It must also be read in conjunction with the document titled –ĮGeneral Submission Instructions–Ě available with this BAA in Proposals/applications to the FY16-17 JPC-1/MSIS HFEHRI are being solicited for the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development, and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA). As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs [OASD(HA)], the DHA RDA Directorate manages and executes the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) provides Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) execution management support for DHP core research program areas, including JPC-1/MSIS. CDMRP is the execution management agent for this BAA and will provide management support for subsequent awards with strategic oversight from JPC-1/MSIS. The mission of the JPC-1 HITI is to facilitate scientific studies and promote advances in software, information technology, medical informatics, and analytics in both garrison (fixed facilities) and theater (military combat and operational environments). Advances generated will intersect with the Military Health System (MHS) Information Technology strategy at multiple points. The HITI portfolio is developed, shaped, customized, and administered to address evolving needs across the MHS enterprise. There are four research domains within the HITI: (1) Theater/Operational Medicine _ Research to enhance the efficiency of healthcare operations in combat and operational environments to ensure the delivery of high-quality healthcare services by improving information accessibility and by providing better decision support for clinicians (2) Military Health Care Services _ Research to promote, improve, conserve, or restore the mental or physical well-being of personnel through improved information management and technologies (3) Medical Resourcing _ Research initiatives to improve the management of human and financial healthcare resources (4) Information Technology Infrastructure and Data Management _ Research to improve the management of IT and communications infrastructure, healthcare data management, and architecture

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Defense

  • Office:

    Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA

  • Agency Contact:


  • Agency Mailing Address:

    CDMRP Help Desk

  • Agency Email Address:

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