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Overview

This section provides resources and guidance for the selection of an electronic health record (EHR) vendor and product. Tools are available that can be used as part of a structured process to identify and procure the EHR system that fits the functionalities and needs of your center, and which will support developing a mutually beneficial relationship with the software vendor for successful EHR implementation.  Tools and resources are available to help assess organizational readiness and financial resources, and to develop a communication plan, workflow redesign, migration plan, and solicitation and negotiation for EHR vendor selection.  

Identifying and Selecting 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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Acknowledgements

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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