Thursday, May 29, 2008

Incorporating HIT into the Workflow

AHRQ has issued a Sources Sought Announcement (AHRQ-08-10036) posted on May 28, 2008, to find potential Small Business companies to develop a tookit on workflow analysis and redesign. The Small Business needs to be able to develop the toolkit so it can be used by both small and large practices as well as in other ambulatory settings and at the same time support health IT. AHRQ is searching for ways to successfully adopt clinical health IT so that evidence-based decision support can be brought to the point-of-care.

The company will need to be able to conduct a literature review, synthesize results from a request for information, develop a toolkit based on findings, and write reports while engaging relevant experts and reviewers on an ongoing basis. The company will need to produce products that can be used to facilitate decisions on when to implement health IT as part of a larger practice redesign effort. The small business should be familiar with the research information available on workflow analysis and redesign, ambulatory clinical workflow, and health IT and HIE.

Interested Small Businesses need to submit their capability statements to Linda Simpson, Contract Specialist by June 11, 2008. For more information, go to and search HHS, or email or call (301) 427-1705.