Sunday, September 19, 2010

Maine REC Posts RFQs

HealthInfoNet (HIN), the Maine Regional Extension Center (MEREC), on September 10th posted two Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking qualified vendors of electronic health records systems and software/hardware products to participate in the MEREC program. HIN is using the RFQ process to help participating providers get the best price and quality from these vendors.

The first RFQ (HIN0910-EHR_v0820.1) seeks EHR product vendors with the capability to deploy a large number of EHRs to primary care providers in the state. Based on the response, MEREC will identify “Supported Electronic Health Record Vendors” (SEHRV). The candidates identified will be eligible to sign an “Electronic Health Record Vendor Regional Extension Center Participation Agreement”.

The second RFQ (HIN0910-100_v0819.1) seeks implementation and optimization vendors. Based on the RFQ response, MEREC will identify “Supported Implementation Optimization Organizations” (SIOO). These SIOOs will be able to sign “Supported Implementation Optimization Regional Extension Center Participation Agreement”.

For more information on the RFQs, go to or email Todd Rogow at The due date for the RFQs is October 6, 2010. When the RFQ process is complete, recommended vendors will be posted on the HealthInfoNet site.