Health Services and Resource Administration (HRSA)

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The Health Services and Resource Administration (HRSA) is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. HRSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [1]

Shared Integrated Management Information Systems (SIMIS)

Shared Integrated Management Information Systems (SIMIS)/Information and Communication Technology (ICT) [2]

The SIMIS/ICT provides hardware, software, and support services for integration of practice management systems among federally supported health centers (SIMIS), and integration of electronic health records with practice management systems at consolidated health centers (ICT).

Integrated Services Development Initiative (ISDI)

The program supports integration efforts in five areas one of which is information management. [3]

Healthy Communities Access Program (HCAP)

[4] The HCAP is a community-based program to develop or strengthen health care safety net delivery systems through providing an infrastructure that will coordinate health care for the uninsured. Development of information systems is fundamental to supporting coordination of efforts that increase access to care.

Sentinel Centers Network (SCN)

The SCN is investing in the information systems of participant health centers and networks to provide timely, patient-level data to inform policy decisions and quality improvement activities across all health centers.

Patient Electronic Care System (PECS)

The PECS is a program that is developing patient registry information systems for centers participating in the Health Disparities Collaboratives.

Office for the Advancement of Telehealth grants (OAT)

Grants support for community-based activities in informatics, electronic medical records, and telemedicine, including telepharmacy. [5]

Office of Rural Health Policy Network Development Grants


The Network Development Grants are designed to further ongoing collaborative relationships among health care organizations by funding rural health networks that focus on integrating, clinical, information, administrative, and financial systems across members.


CAREWare is a patient, encounter-level software application distributed to HIV/Aids Bureau (HAB) grantees and providers of HIV care to help them manage, monitor, and report on all clinical and supportive care services. The software was originally built in Microsoft Access, but is now being developed in dotNET to enable Internet and wide-area connectivity of care providers and grantees. CAREWare is also being developed for use internationally (in Africa especially) under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. [7]