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Overview
This section provides guidance to understand the key contract terms involved in negotiating the vendor contract. It is critical to negotiate a vendor contract that takes into account the unique circumstances of your center and incorporates flexibility to meet your reporting needs. Guidance is offered related to indemnification, warranties and disclaimers, liability, dispute resolution, termination and migration, and access to and use of the EHR data.  
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ONC Report: EHR Contracts Untangled

ONC Report: EHR Contracts Untangled

Selecting wisely, negotiating terms, and understanding the fine print

This guide will help you understand how to manage these types of risks via your EHR contract so that you can maximize the value of your health IT investment, whether you are acquiring your first EHR or upgrading or replacing your existing technology. It offers strategies and recommendations for negotiating best practice EHR contract terms and illustrates how legal issues might be addressed in a contract by providing example contract language.

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This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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