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Overview
This section provides guidance to understand the key contract terms involved in negotiating the vendor contract. It is critical to negotiate a vendor contract that takes into account the unique circumstances of your center and incorporates flexibility to meet your reporting needs. Guidance is offered related to indemnification, warranties and disclaimers, liability, dispute resolution, termination and migration, and access to and use of the EHR data.  
Purchasing EHR
Health Center EHR Transition

Health Center EHR Transition

Tips for everything from selection to contract negotiation to implementation.

The HITEQ Center has a number of EHR transition tools that may be helpful for health centers that are considering a transition from one EHR to another. This resource brings together all these tools for easy access.

HITEQ offers charts that show the most frequently used EHRs among health centers, as well as adoption trends, according to annual UDS reporting on the Health IT Form.

Issues and Suggestions for Contract Negotiations

EHR Transition Tips from health centers who have recently transitioned

Tools for Health Center EHR RFP Process

ONC Report: EHR Contracts Untangled: Selecting wisely, negotiating terms, and understanding the fine print.  

Consider joining NACHC User Group for the EHR of your choice.

 

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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