Vendor Interface Grants

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) solicited proposals for the Mass HIway Interface Grant Program in 2013. The grant was a competitive grant solicitation providing funds to support Electronic Health Record (EHR), Clinical Information System (CIS) and other care management system vendors who were either developing Direct Project-compliant interface that used the services of the Massachusetts state-wide HIE, the Mass HIway, or implementing an existing interface at customers in the Commonwealth.

May 29, HIE Vendor Webinar: Questions and Answers
May 29, Information Session Slides
June 5, HIE Vendor Webinar: Questions and Answers
June 5, Information Session Slides

This Solicitation was re-released for a period of two (2) weeks; however there was no additional Question and Answer Period.

Mass HIway Interface Development Grant Solicitation
Grant Agreement
Application Forms

The primary goal of the grant was to accelerate connections to the Mass HIway. It was open to any Health Information Technology vendor with 4 or more current production implementations in Massachusetts. The grant was intended to provide an incentive to vendors whose products support providers in small practices or are used in settings not covered by the Meaningful Use incentives such as Long-term Care or Behavior Health; however, any EHR or CIS vendor were eligible and encouraged to apply.

Grant funds were available for activities and items necessary to develop, test, or deploy a Direct Project-compliant interface utilizing the Mass HIway services. The interface supported the creation and transmission of a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) document to another provider in the Commonwealth at a different direct address using the Mass HIway. It also supported the receipt and processing an of an inbound message and CCD from a Mass HIway node into the respective vendor product.

Timeline

Date

Step

May 23, 2013

Solicitation posted

June 17, 2013

Applications due

June 28, 2013

Notification of awards (estimated)

January 31, 2014

Milestones complete; milestone-based invoices submitted

January 31, 2014

All remaining efforts invoiced and grant closed