The California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is providing a preview of the Grant Funding Opportunity which seeks proposals from Local EMS Agencies (LEMSAs) for projects to develop and implement interoperable health information exchange between emergency ambulance service providers and hospitals/electronic health records via health information exchange organizations (HIOs).
This funding is made available through the California Department of Health Care Services as part of a CMS 90/10 Funding and CARESTAR Foundation matching funds.
This local assistance grant funding opportunity supports collaborative solutions to integrate EMS as a critical component of the health care system into the health information exchange (HIE) landscape consistent with State directions from California Department of Health Care Services.
Each project proposal must be submitted by a LEMSA, or a non-profit organization, which will hold the contract if selected, and must include commitments to participate from emergency ambulance service providers and EMS receiving hospitals in the LEMSA’s jurisdiction and at least one regional health information organization, or an equivalent query entity.
The application deadline is tentatively set for December 7, 2018. EMSA anticipates making multiple awards totaling approximately $8 million. Projects are expected to begin in January 2019 and be completed no later than September 30, 2021. Late proposals will be accepted but they will receive a lower priority for funding. As further funding becomes available, grant funding opportunities will be made available.
The preview of the Grant Funding Opportunity document is only available here. +EMS GFO 2018 Sept v1-1 DS
If you have questions, please contact Leslie Witten-Rood, HIE in EMS Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to EMSA 10901 Gold Center Dr. Suite 400, Rancho Cordova, CA. 95670.