Selection of Software and Hardware
The installation of a clinical information system does not just happen, nor is it a mysterious process. The process starts with identifying a need, conducting a feasibility analysis, creating a selection team who gathers information and develops vision and goals, promoting executive buy-in and funding commitments. After a clear vision and goals are identified, a request for proposal (RFP) is sent out to the vendor field. Vendor responses are evaluated, site visits and on-site vendor fairs are arranged, and the system selection decision is made. While the contract is being negotiated, funding is confirmed and an implementation team is formed. The implementation team configures the system, deploys it to users, and evaluates and maintains the system. This entire process from initial idea to deployment is summarized in Figure 14.1.
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