An award was made to each of these institutions: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Harvard University. Brief descriptions of the research focus areas are as follows; listed next to each is the awardee whose project will address the focus area:
- Security of Health Information Technology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (#10510624) – Addresses the challenges of developing security and risk mitigation policies and the technologies necessary to build and preserve the public trust as health IT systems become ubiquitous.
- Patient-Centered Cognitive Support - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (#10510592) – Addresses the challenge of harnessing the power of health IT so that it integrates with, enhances and supports clinicians’ reasoning and decision-making, rather than forcing them into a mode of thinking that is natural to machines but not to people.
- Healthcare Application and Network Platform Architectures - Harvard University (#10510924) – Focuses on the development of new and improved architectures that will leverage benefits of today’s architecture and focus on the flexibility and scalability needs for the future to address significant increase in capture, storage and analysis of data.
- Secondary Use of EHR Data - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (#10510949) – Focuses on strategies to make use of data that will be stored in EHRs for improving the overall quality of health care, while maintaining data privacy and security.