American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Public Health Reporting by Hospital Laboratories Cooperative Agreement Program

The purpose of this funding is to provide assistance to organizations with healthcare-stakeholder membership and a focus on leadership for optimal use of HIT (including laboratories) in support of patient care and public health (or consortia thereof).

These organizations or consortia there of


will be referred to as “Lab Interoperability Cooperative” or “LIC”.

Support will be provided to LIC(s) to provide an array of services to hospital laboratories to achieve the standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2010 as the Office of the Secretary Standards & Certification Interim Final Rule:
Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology (hereafter referred to as IFR) can be found at 6. htm.

Support is also provided to LIC(s) to provide these same services hospital labs and associated hospital EHR to achieve the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Proposed Rule Stage 1 Criteria for Meaningful Use by eligible hospitals under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (hereafter referred to as “meaningful use).

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Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Please find the link to the full announcement at the top of this page.

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) For-profit organizations (other than small business) Small, minority, and women-owned businesses Universities Colleges Research institutions Hospitals Community-based organizations Faith-based organizations Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations Alaska Native health corporations Urban Indian health organizations Tribal epidemiology centers State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States) A Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application.

If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a letter from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO)Technical Information Management Section (TIMS)Phone 770-488-2700

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