On June 15, 2011, the Virginia Department of Health (DOH), Office of Information Management and Health Information Technology issued RFP (VDH-2011-00520) for “Project Management Services” for the “Statewide HIE”. The Governor’s HIT Advisory Commission created the strategic and operational plans for the HIE were approved by the Office of the National Coordinator. The Commonwealth of Virginia received $11.6 million for the project.
Virginia’s DOH intends to contract with a private, not-for-profit organizations to create and manage the HIE’s operations on an ongoing basis. This means that the awardee of the contract will need to establish the governance body, the management structure, business operations, and technology infrastructure for the HIE. DOH also expects that the not-for-profit HIE contractor will also subcontract with a private sector firm or firms to operate the technology infrastructure for the HIE.
To view the RFP, go to www.hits.virginia.gov. The deadline to submit questions is June 28, 2011 with RFP responses due by 3 pm July 20, 2011. All inquiries for information should be directed to Sylvia Mitchem by email at Sylvia.Mitchem@vdh.virginia.gov or email Daniel.Wilborn@vdh.virginia.gov.