• Proposal: 08/02/2019


  • Amount: $250,000 - $500,000
  • Duration: 12-18 months


The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide assistance in the form of grants to develop innovative quality measures that promote excellence in diagnostic performance for three categories of disease – acute vascular events, infections and cancer.

To align with the foundation’s principles of supporting work that is important, measurable, and impactful, they have identified three categories of disease that comprise the most common and most harmful diagnostic errors, including acute vascular events (such as stroke and myocardial infarction), infections (such as sepsis and pneumonia), and cancer (such as lung and colorectal cancer). Proposals must relate to one or more of these three broad categories.

To optimize the likelihood of measure success, grantees are expected to seek input from multiple perspectives, working alongside technical experts as they develop and implement their measures. This can be satisfied with the formation of an “advisory panel,” or a series of panels, or ad hoc groups designed to focus on operationalizing a measure that meets its intended goals. The purpose of this requirement is to assure that the measure as imagined aligns with the measure as developed and implemented, and to assess the benefit and risks of implementation from multiple perspectives, including the patient, clinician, health care team, risk management, hospital organization, broader health care delivery system and the technical team comprised of informatics experts, data analysts, and others as needed.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Successful applications will describe teams and partnerships that include a multidisciplinary group of experts, including clinicians with content expertise, individuals with appropriate analytic expertise (data science, statistics, measure development) and persons with experience using relevant data sources. An individual may satisfy more than one of these areas of expertise. Measure development expertise is helpful but not a requirement for funding.


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