The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of up to $1.6 million for the Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program.
The program is designed to expand and evaluate networks that deliver 24-hour emergency department consultation services via telehealth to rural providers that lack emergency care specialists. The grant program seeks to study and analyze mulit-site tele-emergency patient outcomes in rural areas.
Non-profit entities that provide tele-emergency services through a telehealth network are eligible to apply. HRSA anticipates making 4 grants of up to $400,000 each per year for 3 years. Applications are due on June 19, 2014.