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
Introductory Letter for EHR/ Health IT Vendor
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Introductory Letter for EHR/ Health IT Vendor

For use in Health Center RFP process

Use the following letter template (available for download below) to clearly communicate the importance of addressing your status as a health center to the EHR vendors that have been chosen to participate on your EHR procurement process.

This letter template references the Health Center Profile in the Addendum; that template can be found here.

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).

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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