HHS announces LEAP in health IT

May 15, 2024
Special emphasis notice for AI and behavioral health focused projects in fiscal year 2024.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), published a Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity for fiscal year 2024.

Specifically, ONC is seeking applications through this funding opportunity for projects that address one of the following areas of interests:

  • Area 1: Develop innovative ways to evaluate and improve the quality of healthcare data used by artificial intelligence (AI) tools in healthcare. This area of interest is focused on the development of scalable solutions to evaluate and improve the quality of healthcare data available in electronic health record (EHR) technologies used by AI tools.
  • Area 2: Accelerate adoption of health IT in behavioral health. This area of interest is focused on designing, developing, and piloting lightweight health IT solutions that can enhance health IT capabilities in behavioral health settings and improve care coordination between behavioral health and clinical healthcare settings

HHS release