Funding Opportunity Snapshot

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) announce the availability of funds through Funding Opportunity 2024 Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program IV and V Health Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Telehealth Transformation to support technological and telehealth projects that facilitate health care transformation activities.

Funding Overview

This funding is intended to cover capital, non-capital, and working capital expenses. The grant aims to assist in the development and implementation of projects that align with specific categories:

  1. Electronic Health Records: Improving the efficiency and quality of care in healthcare organizations through better infrastructure, clinical decision support, and revenue cycle management.
  2. Cybersecurity: Enhancing the cybersecurity posture of healthcare facilities, including compliance with standards such as the NIST cybersecurity framework and HIPAA.
  3. Health Management Tools: Implementing applications that aggregate data to support care provision, improve patient outcomes, and facilitate value-based contracting.
  4. Telehealth: Developing telehealth applications to improve access to care, particularly in regions with limited healthcare providers or specialties.

The primary goal is to improve access to health-related information for providers, support the sharing of data across the healthcare continuum, drive adoption of standards in technology and data formats, provide the Department with improved access to health-related data, and support the growth of telehealth.

Funding Application Details

The New York Health Care Facility Transformation Program Grant 2024 is available to a wide range of healthcare organizations listed in the NYSDOH/DASNY RFA.

Applications are due in the NYS Grants Gateway, Wednesday, March 13, 2024, by 4:00 PM EST.

The anticipated award date is Monday, July 1, 2024.

The application details for the New York Health Care Facility Transformation Program Grant 2024 include specific requirements and focus areas:

  1. Information Exchange Development: Applicants should aim to develop information exchange in primary, acute, post-acute care facilities, and other outpatient services. Projects should align with Department goals, adopt standards in technology and data formats, and improve access to health-related information for providers. This includes supporting data sharing across the healthcare continuum through bi-directional exchange using the Statewide Health Information Network for New York.
  2. Cybersecurity: Projects should support investments for increased cybersecurity of the facility and the security of patient information. They should adhere to national standards like the NIST cybersecurity framework, HIPAA security rule, and support readiness for a third-party certification.
  3. Health Management Tools: Projects should focus on enhancing electronic medical records (EMRs) to support workforce needs via streamlined clinician workflows, provide or improve clinical decision support, and make other investments that boost provider productivity, monitor outcomes, and participation in value-based contracting.
  4. Telehealth: The grant supports the growth of telehealth and remote patient monitoring advancements, access, and addressing the digital divide in rural communities.
  5. Consistency with DSRIP and Medicaid 1115 Waiver Program Principles: The care services developed as a result of the Eligible Project should be consistent with DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment) and Medicaid 1115 waiver program principles. This includes improving core population health, patient outcomes, patient experience, and incorporating a sustainable business model with a transition to a value-based payment model.
  6. Public Health Law Compliance: Applicants are advised to comply with Public Health Law 2825-g and Chapter 54 of the Laws of 2024.

Grant Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, applicants must demonstrate how their project aligns with the Department’s goals. These goals include improving access to health-related information for providers, supporting data sharing across the healthcare continuum, driving the adoption of technology standards, enhancing the Department’s access to health-related data, and supporting the growth of telehealth.

Applicants should describe how their project will contribute to the long-term financial sustainability of their organization, impact quality of care, patient outcomes, and experience, integrate, preserve, or expand essential health care services, relate to identified community needs, advance health equity, benefit Medicaid or Medicare enrollees and uninsured individuals, and address the limited access to alternative financing.

Regarding fund allocation, the grant is discretionary, and the decision to award or not to award, or to award a grant at a funding level that is less than the amount requested by the applicant, is at the discretion of the Commissioner of Health and is not subject to appeal. The decision not to fund an application will be communicated by letter, and comparisons with other grant applications will not be made during a debriefing. The decision to change the terms and conditions is also discretionary and not subject to appeal.

These requirements ensure that the projects funded by the grant not only contribute to the technological and telehealth development in healthcare facilities but also align with broader healthcare goals and standards set by the state and federal guidelines.

How BlueNovo can help?

BlueNovo is the most trusted healthcare & technology partner of FQHCs and CHCs nationwide. We partner with community-based healthcare organizations to achieve profound solutions within their strategic technology imperatives. Many of BlueNovo’s core service offerings align with the NYSDOH-DASNY Statewide Health Care Facility Transformation Program IV and V Health Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Telehealth Transformation Grant activity. Now is the perfect opportunity to complete the grant application and plan for the upcoming funding. Careful planning will ensure that your Health IT infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and EHR applications are well-positioned to meet the criteria for funding and the long-term needs of your organization. Don’t let this funding opportunity pass. Get in Touch Now.