Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cal eConnect Posts RFP

Cal eConnect issued an RFP seeking qualified vendors to submit competitive and innovative proposals to design, develop, implement, operate, and maintain a “Provider Directory Service” with electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE) capabilities. Once developed, the directory will be the first of its kind in the nation. This will be a landmark achievement for California in its efforts to implement the widespread use of HIT.

The service will enable hospitals, providers, and other healthcare entities to find certified providers, obtain security and standards information, and make it possible to exchange health information electronically.

The purpose of the RFP is to procure the services of a vendor or vendor consortium that will work with Cal eConnect not only to launch, but to potentially sustain its core infrastructure. The contract resulting from the RFP will enable the electronic HIE to occur as outlined in the Office of the National Coordinator’s State Cooperative Agreement program for HIE.

Bill Beighe, Chief Information Officer, Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz as Chair of Cal eConnect’s Technology Advisory Group was heavily involved in the creation of the RFP along with his team.

The RFP (2011-011) was posted on May 9, 2011 on the Cal eConnect’s website. The deadline to respond is June 22, 2011 with a bidder’s conference scheduled for May 17, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento.

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