Managing Vendors and Collaborating with IT Staff
Scenario: You are the Director of Health Information Management and you are working with IT staff
on selecting an EHR vendor for your transition to a new EHR. You have been given the responsibility
for writing the Request for Proposal.
Write an introduction explaining the purpose and use of a Request for Proposal and relate it
specifically to choosing an EHR software vendor in a healthcare facility.
Create an RFP.
Choose three EHR vendors to send your RFP and write a short description of the EHR
company and provide a link to their website.
Describe how you will need to collaborate with IT staff in the selection of the EHR vendor.
Describe how you will apply negotiating skills in selecting your EHR vendor (include basic
A minimum of one page describing the purpose and use of an RFP.
A 1-2 page RFP that is professional in format and detail.
A summary of three EHR vendors.
A minimum of 1 page on how you will collaborate with IT staff.
A minimum of 1 page on application of negotiating skills.
A cover page and a reference page.
Writing is in the students own voice and includes in-text citations to support the writing.
There are a minimum of 5 appropriate references (your text and four others), a reference page,
and a cover page. The four additional references must be from scholarly journals. You may
use a .com reference, if necessary, for help with how to format an RFP.