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.  
Purchasing EHR
Health Center's guide to the MEHI EHR Planning and Procurement Toolkit
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Health Center's guide to the MEHI EHR Planning and Procurement Toolkit

This resource shows the user how to use a comprehensive tool such as the EHR Planning and Procurement Toolkit from the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MEHI) to guide your organization through the process of EHR procurement. The process documented in the EHR Planning and Procurement Toolkit offers a field-tested and proven methodology for a health center that is procuring an EHR. The Toolkit offers a process that will lead an organization through readiness and preparation, vendor solicitation, evaluation and selection, and vendor relationship management. Embedded within the Toolkit at critical steps along the way are the tools needed to execute an effective procurement process. 

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