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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Integrating Cost-of-Care Conversation Resources into the Clinical Workflow

Deadline: July 27, 2016

The Integrating Cost-of-Care Conversation Resources into the Clinical Workflow solicitation seeks to establish best practices for how tools/resources that support cost-of-care conversations (e.g., cost estimator tools, conversation guides, financial questions) can be better embedded into the clinical workflow and patient/caregiver “life flow.” Funded studies will thus explore these best practices for workflow integration, to ultimately help inform the development and refinement of tools, guides, and resources for improving patient and clinician communication around costs and high-value care. Ultimately, RWJF seeks to understand what best practices are needed, how health systems may need to act to respond to such needs, and the adaptive challenges they might face when doing so.

Amount: A total of $900,000 is available to support studies of up to $250,000 for up to 12 months. Three to five studies will be funded.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicants must be located in the U.S. Researchers as well as practitioners and public and private policymakers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research, economics, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law business administration, and other related fields.

Link: http://rwjf.ws/28Izo56

Note: An applicant webinar will be held on June 29, 2016 (registration required).

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