This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). The primary objective of the TNGP as noted in Section 330I(D)(1) is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. TNGP networks are used to: (a) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services; (b) improve and expand the training of health care providers; and/or (c) expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decision-making.
To further elaborate on the program's statutory requirements noted above, applicants are encouraged to develop innovative applications that meet new and emerging needs in a changing health care delivery system with a focus on value and improved health care outcomes. For example, in terms of expanding access to care, applicants are strongly encouraged to demonstrate how they will improve access to health care services that would not otherwise be available without the use of telehealth technology. In responding to the charge to use this funding to better coordinate health care services, applicants are also encouraged to demonstrate how the use of the technology could improve health care transitions and reduce avoidable re-admissions. In responding to the call for improving the quality of health care services, applicants could note how they will use telehealth technology to support the broader efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services' Partnership for Patients.
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification).
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Eligible applicants include rural or urban nonprofit entities that will provide services through a telehealth network. Each entity participating in the networks may be a nonprofit or for-profit entity. Faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible.
Closing Date for Applications: Feb. 13, 2014
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