Informatics Systems Life Cycle Discussion

Instructions

As Director of Health Information for a large health system, you have been tasked as a key leader in the selection and implementation of a new electronic health record (EHR) system for the organization. The CEO and Board of Directors has asked that you address key issues related to the process of selecting and adopting an EHR system. Please follow the instructions below in completion of this assignment.

Review the following:

Contracting guidelines and checklist for electronic health record (EHR) vendor selection. The National Learning Consortium (NLC). Retrieved from http://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/contra…

EHR contracts untangled. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Retrieved from https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/facas…

Part

Competency Assessed

Instructions

1

Take part in system selection processes.

Choose either the RFI and/or RFP for the systems selection process to base your work on. Select at least five (5) content elements of the RFI and/or RFP that you would need to include in order to assist in the selection process.

2

Evaluate vendor contracts.

List 5 items that you would require in a vendor contract for an EHR. Explain how you would evaluate these items and the vendor information so that you would be sure to make a wise and informed system selection.

3

Develop negotiation skills in the process of system selection.

Conduct an internet search for “EHR contract negotiation” and determine important leadership skills for contract negotiations. Write 1–2 paragraphs describing what you have learned and how you would impleme

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