Understanding Clinical Information Needs and Health Care Decision Making Processes in the Context of Health Information Technology

This Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) program funds research that elucidate the nature of cognition, task distribution, and clinical work in various health care delivery settings. Proposals should address current knowledge gaps regarding our understanding of health care providers’ information needs and health care decision making processes, both individually and collectively, and as a health care team (composed of doctors, nurses, therapists, and administrative staff). The program has four areas of interest:

  • The nature of clinical work in context
  • The nature of clinical expertise in individual and team decision making
  • The nature of data visualization to support skill-based, rule-based and knowledge-based cognitive control of the health care team
  • Understanding how the health care team manages missing data or data of questionable validity of accuracy when making health care decisions

Awards will not exceed $500,000 per year for up to five years. Applications are due February 5, June 5 and October 5 annually. For more information, see the link below:

grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-11-198.html

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