Atlanticon Will Guide Your EMR Selection Process
There are dozens of potential EMR vendors, but most vendors will not be able to accommodate all your needs. Our approach and processes are customized within the first month of the engagement, based on your organization’s unique needs. Throughout the entire process, Atlanticon’s experienced leaders guide every step of the process to ensure the right questions are being asked. Our proven methods will quickly eliminate vendors that are not the correct fit and focuses on the remaining top contenders that will vie to become the vendor of choice.
Our “Ten Factor Scoring Criteria” enables the client to consider the RFI, RFP, Demos, References, Pricing, and On-Site Visits to rank the vendors for presentation to the Governing Committee. We understand the importance of your decision and we help you make the right one!
A Complex and Critical Decision
A formal Vendor Selection Process helps you define your goals, information needs, regulatory requirements, IT strengths, budget, and business strategies prior to starting your search. Knowing what you need before you begin your search will help you get on the road to a successful selection.
Benefit From Formal Selection Process
- Establish a dominant position with vendors
- Vendor competition drives better pricing
- RFI quickly eliminates “poor match” vendors early in the process
- Committee driven approach involves all users within all areas of the hospital
- Collection of key data allows informed decision based on facts
Decisions Based on Merit and Ability
The Request for Information (RFI) phase establishes communication with each vendor to get a clear understanding of the vendors’ skills, experience and products. Each vendor is asked the same questions and must provide very specific responses as to how they would provide solutions.
Vendor Scorecard Evaluation
The Vendor Selection Committee can quickly determine if the vendor meets the “must have” list, taking into consideration any extraordinary circumstances, and quickly determine which vendors will progress to the RFP phase. The results of the RFP are calculated using weighted scoring. Each Vendor Selection Committee Department evaluates the vendors based on a series of Evaluation Statements.
Atlanticon’s process delivers a detailed chart of satisfaction percentages by department and team for each of the vendors. The results eliminate many vendors that simply won’t be a fit. Others will be eliminated in the demo phase while some eliminate themselves on pricing. Atlanticon’s process is thorough and helps ensure the client secures the right fit.
Leverage Experience – 30+ Years in the Healthcare Industry
New systems can cost your hospital millions of dollars. Let our skillful approach provide the confidence and assurance that you are making the best possible decision!