Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hawaii Issues RFP for HIE

An RFP issued on June 6, 2011, is looking for contractors to provide the goods and services needed to establish the Statewide Hawai’i Health Information Exchange (Hawai’i HIE). RFP responders will need to submit a proposal in a written format on July 5, 2011 and be able to provide vendor demonstrations starting in August 2011.

Section 4 of the RFP outlines the services that the vendor will need to provide. In Phase 1, the vendor is required to provide secured messaging services to go from certified EHR applications to providers on another healthcare system.

Phase 2 requires authorized users and systems to easily connect to information through the HIE. There will be two options to help providers access the HIE. The first is with a direct connection to the HIE generally through an integrated EHR system. Integration is expected with specific EHR products such as Epic, Cerner, Allscripts, Wellogic, Med-Media, and GE Centricity.

The Phase 2 second option would be through a web-based portal provided by the HIE. It is estimated that 700 authorized providers either have no clinical data system or have a clinical data system but the system is ready to provide a direct connection to the statewide HIE.

Go to to view the RFP and for more information, email