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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 EHR RFP Addendum
Health Center EHR RFP Addendum

Health Center EHR RFP Addendum

This is an addendum template to be added to an EHR Request For Proposal (RFP) to help health center further specify the EHR functionalities needed. You may also consider using the available template introductory letter for your RFP as well.

For further guidance, this resource can help to guide your organization through the process of EHR procurement using a comprehensive tool such as the EHR Planning and Procurement Toolkit from the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MEHI).

Health Center Guide to Selecting a Certified EHR
Health Center Guide to Selecting a Certified EHR

Health Center Guide to Selecting a Certified EHR

HRSA offers a web-based resource set to support the entire process of implementing a health IT system. This document is a guide to the website’s sections on what health centers need to know and how to select a certified EHR.

Provider Engagement for Health Centers: Turning EHR from A Barrier to Benefit
Provider Engagement for Health Centers: Turning EHR from A Barrier to Benefit

Provider Engagement for Health Centers: Turning EHR from A Barrier to Benefit

Click here to listen to the archived recording of the January 26th HITEQ/STAR² Center webinar. 

This webinar discusses health center provider engagement from the three pillars of executive sponsorship, training and education, and governance throughout the life-cycle management of the electronic health record (EHR) system. The presenter discusses the four phases of EHR lifecycle - EHR selection, EHR implementation, EHR functionality deployment, and EHR optimization. This webinar is a HITEQ/STAR² Center collaboration.

EHR Selection
EHR Selection

EHR Selection

A transcription of the October 11th HITEQ Highlights webinar.

EHR Vendors Most Frequently Used by Health Centers
EHR Vendors Most Frequently Used by Health Centers

EHR Vendors Most Frequently Used by Health Centers

These graphs and tables use health center reported UDS data from 2014 through 2016 to identify the 10 EHRs most frequently used among health center programs, and shows the change between years.

Request for Proposal Template for Health Information Technology
Request for Proposal Template for Health Information Technology

Request for Proposal Template for Health Information Technology

This RFP template is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers throughout the EHR vendor selection process. This template can be used to structure requests for vendors to send proposals on the specific health IT that needs to be acquired.

Vendor Evaluation Tool
Vendor Evaluation Tool

Vendor Evaluation Tool

This resource is a tool used in the field and recommended by “boots-on-the-ground” professionals for use by others who have made the commitment to implement or upgrade to certified EHR systems.

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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