DoD Seeks Details from EHR Vendors

The Department of Defense has kicked into high gear its effort to develop a new electronic heath records system for the Military Health System and is doing so on a fast track.

TRICARE, the DoD heath care program serving active service members, retirees and their families, has issued a request for information for a Web-based electronic health records system, with a submission deadline of 4 p.m. EST on Feb. 18.

“Responses should state organizational experience with performing similar work, and include all other pertinent procurement information including specific relevant contracts being performed or recently completed, detailed description of the work, explanation of how work relates to potential future requirements, annual and total dollar value of contracts, contract number, points of contact and phone number, and list any other pertinent information which would enable the Government to assess the firm’s capabilities,” according to the RFI. “Firms should also include information that demonstrates the firm’s past performance history with Department of Defense and/or medical facilities if applicable. An innovative but proven approach to providing “Web-based EHRs/EMRs” is the desired outcome. FAR Subpart 52.209-3 “First Article Approval – Contractor Testing” applies to this requirement. It is imperative that firms respond with the required information so that the capabilities and approaches can be assessed accurately.”

The full RFI is available here.

--Joseph Goedert


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