X
GO
Overview
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
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 2019 to identify the EHRs most frequently used among health center programs, and shows the change between years.

To Switch or Not to Switch: A Guide for Community Clinics Considering Changing EHRs
To Switch or Not to Switch: A Guide for Community Clinics Considering Changing EHRs

To Switch or Not to Switch: A Guide for Community Clinics Considering Changing EHRs

The purpose of this guide is to help CHC leaders weigh the costs and benefits of remaining with their current EHR system (possibly with enhanced functionality) or switching to a different one. It is intended to be useful to all those participating in decisions about EHR systems, not just to technical experts. The guide offers a step-wise approach to asking important questions, making decisions, and moving forward. The appendices describe the types of products and services that are available to CHCs and that are mentioned throughout the guide.

Health Center EHR Transition
Health Center EHR Transition

Health Center EHR Transition

The HITEQ Center has a number of EHR transition tools that may be helpful for health centers that are considering a transition from one EHR to another. This resource brings together all these tools for easy access.

Ability to Use Data Without Excessive Charges
Ability to Use Data Without Excessive Charges

Ability to Use Data Without Excessive Charges

This issue brief discusses a critical concern during health center’s EHR contracting process – the need to preserve the ability to use data without excessive charges, which had hindered many health center’s ability to meet UDS and other reporting requirements.

Access to Information about Database Structures
Access to Information about Database Structures

Access to Information about Database Structures

This issue brief discusses a critical concern during health center’s health IT contracting process – the need to have access to the underlying database structures to the health IT applications (e.g., EHR, reporting system… etc.) The lack of access to database structure will hinder the health center’s ability to access the data captured in the system, and risk vendor lock-in and have records trapped in data silos in the future.

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: eClinical Works
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: eClinical Works

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: eClinical Works

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Other EHRs
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Other EHRs

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Other EHRs

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:Other EHRs
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:Other EHRs

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:Other EHRs

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
2013 ONC EHR Contracts
2013 ONC EHR Contracts

2013 ONC EHR Contracts

This document explains key EHR contract terms and what purchasers (health centers) need to know about them. Understanding these terms will help health centers select an appropriate EHR system and protect the health center from business and patient safety risks that may arise. If health centers misunderstand these terms, they may not be able to rely on their contract to help prevent disruptions to their practices.

Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

Search HITEQ Content
Need Assistance?
Would you like more assistance regarding EHR Selection and Contracting strategies or support in using any of the included resource sets?

  Request Support

 

The Quadruple Aim
Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

Learn More >