Introduction to Health Information Systems Procurement

HIS Procurement: Key Decision Factors in Making the Buy versus Build versus Outsource Decision

Tools and Templates of HIS Procurement

About this AeHIN Hour

In this webinar, Ms. Alice T. Liu, ICT4D Director at Jhpiego delivered a lecture on Health Information Systems Procurement. She discussed where procurement fits within an overall HIS initiative, the processes required to develop a strong request for proposal (RfP) to procure an HIS, factors and decision criteria to consider, the components of an RfP, the components of a detailed requirements specification and budget, the multi-disciplinary team required to develop an HIS RfP and evaluate proposals, and tips for the vendor evaluation and negotiation and additional resources

Slides available here.

About this AeHIN Hour

In this webinar, Ms. Alice Liu discussed the key decision factors to consider when deciding whether to purchase a health information system, build one "from scratch", or outsource to a third party (e.g. a "software as a service" provider) for participants to be able to objectively and methodically identify the factors that are most significant for their projects and in their environment, weigh the factors against each other, and make a decision.

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About this AeHIN Hour

In this webinar, Ms. Alice Liu showed a sample RfP template, a sample evaluation/scoring tool, a total cost of ownership (TCO) list, and a procurement guide produced by the WHO Health Metrics Network (HMN). While the documents were never officially released by HMN, these documents continue to be useful to others.

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