This U18 FOA (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-15-003.html) will fund the AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Learning Network. The PCOR CDS Learning Network is one component of AHRQ’s overall PCOR CDS initiative that is aimed towards increasing the incorporation of PCOR findings in clinical practice through CDS. The PCOR CDS Learning Network will be strongly encouraged to collaborate with other grantees participating in the initiative (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-15-010.html).
The PCOR CDS Learning Network will have the following primary objectives: 1) engage clinicians, patients, professional associations, health IT developers, and other stakeholders who can help promote the incorporation of PCOR findings into clinical practice through CDS; 2) identify barriers and facilitators to the use of CDS as a means to disseminate and to implement PCOR findings in clinical practice; and 3) provide consensus-based recommendations to the field of CDS developers, CDS implementers, and other stakeholders about CDS design and implementation best practices.
The total costs (direct and indirect) for a project awarded under this FOA will not exceed $500,000 in any given year or $2 million for the entire project period. The project period may not exceed 4 years. AHRQ intends to fund one award.