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Planning for Technology Implementation - Public Domain and Open Source

Once an organization has decided to implement, they must take steps to select the system that best meets their requirements and assess changes that will be needed in the current infrastructure to support the new system. Additionally, organizations must establish vendor contracts and procurement considerations. The resources in this module provide guidance on how to plan for technology implementation.

What is WorldVistA EHR?

What is WorldVistA?

What are the advantages of WorldVistA EHR and RPMS?

How do I find an open source vendor?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of open source software?

How do I choose an open source solution that meets my needs?    

Are open source software products certified?

How do we establish a contract with an open source technical assistance vendor?

What are the key components that need to be included in a vendor contract for open source software?

What do I need to know regarding how I can customize my Open Source System?

How does open source licensing work?

Developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a resource for health centers and other safety net and ambulatory care providers who are seeking to implement health IT.
Health Information Technology Toolboxes help health centers, safety net providers, and ambulatory care providers with electronic and online resources and technical assistance to improve patient care.  More>
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