Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT)

The LEAP in Health IT projects address fast emerging and future challenges to advance the development and use of interoperable health IT.  It is critical that the field of health care innovate and leverage the latest technological advancements and breakthroughs far quicker than it currently does to optimize real-time solutions, especially in areas that are ripe for acceleration. To do so, these projects will further a new generation of health IT development and inform the innovative implementation and refinement of standards, methods, and techniques for overcoming major barriers and challenges as they are identified.

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FY 2018 award press release

FY2018 Awards

Project: Pop Health on FLAT FHIR: A SMART Approach to Universal Healthcare Reporting


This project will expand the scope, scale, and utility of population-level application programing interfaces (APIs) including enhancing the use of flat data files and creating a new population health analytics app allowing payors to access permitted data and metrics on covered populations through the use of those files.

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Mandl

Grant Number: 90AX0022

Award Amount: $999,868

Organization: Children’s Hospital Corporation

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Project Dates: 9/24/2018 to 9/23/2020

Area of Interest: Expanding the scope, scale, and utility of population-level data-focused application programming interfaces (APIs)


Project: Mobilizing a Million Hearts: Leveraging Health IT Architecture to Advance Clinical Knowledge and Care Coordination


This project will advance clinical knowledge at the point of care by transforming isolated risk calculators into open standards-based applications that seamlessly and securely run across health IT platforms and provider organizations to optimize clinical workflow, improve care coordination, and support patient engagement.

Principal Investigator: Kristen E. Miller

Grant Number: 90AX0023/01-00

Award Amount: $1,000,000

Organization: MedStar Health Research Institute

Location: Hyattsville, Maryland

Project Dates: 9/24/2018 to 9/23/2020

Area of Interest: Advancing clinical knowledge at the point of care

Content last reviewed on October 9, 2018
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