What are the strengths and weaknesses of this REP?

You can use Internet resources, peer-reviewed journals, and reputable, published articles, and you may interview an executive of a healthcare facility that has implemented an electronic medical record system/electronic health record system or similar system to describe the six implementation steps.

This week, you will conduct system selection, which requires completion of the following steps:

  • Reviewing a Request for Proposal (REP)—this invites selected vendors to submit a proposal to you that outlines details of their proposed information system or systems.
  • Evaluation of the proposed system through on-site demonstration, site visits, reference checks, and making a decision.
  • Contract negotiation.

Assume that your healthcare organization has conducted an FIR, or a fact finding part of the system implementation and helps to select the potential vendors. It has requested information from vendors about their products and services. With the information gathered, the organization has screened the potential vendors and issues the REP (request for proposal).

Download this REP for HER Implementation: UA_RFP-EHR. This is an actual REP. Review the document and answer the following:

  • Does the REP expressly state organization and user needs? If so, what are these? If not, why is the REP failing to do so?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of this REP?
  • How would you change this document?

Complete the assignment in a 3–5-page Word document and name it

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified whether the REP expressly states organization and user needs. Outlined the needs or the failure to do so by this REP.
Explained the strengths and weaknesses of this REP.
Explained the changes you would make to the REP, and why you would make them.
Presented a structured document free of spelling and grammatical errors.
Properly cited sources using the SPA format.
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