How do we draft an RFP/RFI?
After a health center has identified their clinical and administrative requirements of a health IT system, they are in a position to draft an RFP to assess different vendor solutions. The RFP should encompass all the requirements identified by the health center including pricing models, maintenance plans and how the software meets security and privacy requirements. In addition, it is critical to ask vendors to provide information regarding their company stability, size and experience with a particular health IT solution. Although RFPs vary widely from organization to organization, there are certain best practices that, if followed, will help health centers, other safety net providers and ambulatory care providers select the right health IT system.
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E-mail the HealthIT e-mail box: firstname.lastname@example.org