Selection and Acquisition
In order to begin to select and acquire an information system a project steering committee will need to be chosen to oversee the project. A Project manager will be appointed to lead the committee. The team will be responsible for determining the process of implementation and conduct research in regards to which type of information system best suits the organization’s needs. All health care processes within the organization must be identified and standards must be set for each of them. The committee will also define the projects objectives and determine the scope of analysis needed to evaluate the organization’s system requirements. The marketplace should be screened and vendors should be evaluated. Once the system goals have been identified the committee will prioritize those goals. A request for information form will need to be created and distributed. Options should be examined to choose which method of acquiring the system would be best, an application service provider, or to build an in-house system by contracting a system developer. The organization should receive proposals from the analysis of vendors; they will need to be evaluated. Evaluation criteria will be identified in order to hold vendor demonstrations, visit
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