ONC launches 2 award programs totaling $1.5M to boost interoperability, data standards

The ONC has announced a pair of funding opportunities to develop and test standards and enhance interoperability.

The High Impact Pilots and Standards Exploration Awards are "cooperative agreement programs" in which awardees will test approaches for standards and technology.

The High Impact Pilots program focuses on improving information sharing, and the Standards Exploration Awards program focuses on implementing standards and technology.

ONC has a total of $1.25 million to award to up to seven awardees for HIP, and a total of $250,000 to award to up to five awardees for SEA. Awardees are expected to produce results in one year.

The agency announced the two programs at the 2016 Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C.

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