Questions On The Healthcare System

986 WordsJan 17, 20164 Pages
Discussion Questions 1. As the healthcare system prepares to select a outsource company as its vendor for this project, what types of information should it give to and gather from each vendor under consideration? An request for information (RFI) is typically used as a pre-screening tool and is generally sent to a large number of vendors who EHR systems could potentially meet the needs of the organization. Essentially, it is used in the planning process to eliminate vendors. Typically, the scope of an RFI includes vendor background information, system technical architecture, interoperability & health information exchange, system features and functionality, specific patient centered care functions are features (what’s makes your product different), typically implementation process and install time; and lastly training and support. Once the vendor list is eliminated to a select few, an RFP is issued to those vendors. RFP is generally a request is more specific details on the system requirements and provides guidelines for vendors to following bidding. Typically, the RFP includes 1) instructions for vendor bidding, 2) organizational objectives, 3) organizational background and description of the facility including departmental applications and current infrastructure, 4) the type of system and applications being sought along with necessary requirements, 5) vendor qualifications with background information, experience, number of installs, financial reports, and
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