Created in partnership with the ASHP Innovation Center and supported by a generous donation from Omnicell to the ASHP Foundation.
This program is now closed. Please check back for more information about the next application cycle.
With the launch of the ASHP Innovation Center, the ASHP Foundation is offering a competitive grant program to support projects that demonstrate the impact of optimizing health information technology and digital transformation that enhance safe and effective use of medications. The grant program is available for interprofessional healthcare teams with a pharmacist as a principal investigator.
Priority will be given to demonstration projects in health services delivery that are innovations and measure outcomes, including:
- Enhanced efficiency and effectiveness of care
- Improved outcomes for patients, clinicians, and organizations
Funding & Grant Period
- The grant period of activity will begin upon notice of grant award by the ASHP Foundation and will expire based upon the proposed project timeline and a maximum of 18 months after the initial notification.
- The amount of grant funding awarded will depend on the proposed grant period. The minimum amount that will be awarded is $5,000 with a maximum amount of $30,000 (see example below).
||Suggested Grant Period
| $5000 – 10,000
|| 9 – 12 months
| >$10,000 – 30,000
||12 – 18 months
The 2020 Optimizing Innovative Solutions Research Grantees are:
Kari Olson, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Pharmacy Outcomes Research
Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Led, Smart-Phone Enabled, Electronic Health Record (EHR)-Leveraged Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Program
Kamakshi Rao, Pharm.D., BCOP, FASHP
Assistant Director of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina Medical Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Development of a Predictive Model to Guide Pharmacist Prioritization in the Care of Medically Complex Patient Populations