Research and Grants

Support for select Signal Center for Health Innovation initiatives comes from grants and partnerships. Here is news about recent grants awarded to the Signal Center to serve the people of Iowa through new technologies, improved designs, and creative ways to optimize health care access and delivery.

November 2014
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant - More than 65 rural Iowa health care locations will soon be connected to specialists at UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital thanks to a nearly $500,000 USDA DLT grant. UI Hospitals and Clinics will match the USDA funds to provide each facility with tele-health carts equipped with high-quality cameras and secure connections that speed consultations and training between providers in rural areas and specialists at UI specialists. Read more.
September 2014
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMI) Award - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will participate in a $7 million three-year project to improve health care coordination between primary care and specialty physicians using e-consult and e-referral technology. The goal of the project is to improve the quality of care and the patient experience, while reducing the overall cost of care by enhancing communication and coordination between primary care and specialty physicians. Read more.