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.  

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EHR Transition Tips – Vendor Solicitation and Selection
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EHR Transition Tips – Vendor Solicitation and Selection

Pearls from health centers undergoing EHR transition

This resource is a set of three EHR transition resources created from the collective EHR transition experiences of several health centers interviewed by HITEQ.  See the other two resources in this set of three: EHR Transition- Motivation and Planning and EHR Transition- Implementation.

This tip sheet covers two main areas:

  1. EHR vendor solicitation, including developing a formal health center-focused request for proposal (RFP), and identifying the vendors to include in the selection process;
  2. EHR vendor selection, including how to score RFP responses, how to conduct EHR demonstrations, and how to reach the final decision.

Additional resources are linked to within the document, available for download below.

Documents to download

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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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