The California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is seeking 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, 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.
EMSA anticipates making multiple awards totaling approximately $8 million. The application deadline is October 30, 2018. 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.
Please go to the EMSA website at: www.emsa.ca.gov to obtain the Grant Funding Opportunity documents which provide a detailed explanation of the intent, scope of work, deliverables, milestones, application and eligibility requirements, scoring criteria and timelines. Questions should be submitted in writing to Leslie Witten-Rood, HIE in EMS Project Manager, at email@example.com or mailed to EMSA 10901 Gold Center Dr. Suite 400, Rancho Cordova, CA. 95670 by 12:00 p.m. on September 24, 2018.