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2013-09-17 – Evaluation of Maine’s Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement

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RFP Category: Electronic Health/Medical Records
RFP Sponsor: State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Due Date: 2013-09-17

Contact Name: Dawn R. Gallagher
Contact E-mail: dawn.r.gallagher@maine.gov
Contact Phone: 207-287-6573

Description: The State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Office of the State Coordinator for Health Information Technology has a requirement for a state-level program evaluation of Maine’s Health Information Exchange Program. In accordance with State procurement practices, the Department is hereby announcing the publication of a Request for Proposals (RFP)# 201308593 for the purchase of the aforementioned services.

In Maine, the Office of the State Coordinator (OSC) has oversight of the State’s Medicaid Meaningful Use program, which has incorporated the goals and objectives of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the OSC into the Meaningful Use program. It is important to assess both the OSC and the MaineCare Meaningful Use as part of the OSC evaluation as these two programs chart the path forward for the future of HIT in Maine. Thus, the evaluation will have two components: 1) Evaluation of the State’s Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement with HealthInfoNet, a private non-profit Maine company which operates the state-wide HIE; and 2) Evaluation of the Office of the State Coordinator for HIT program and recommendations for continued integration of HIT and a sustainable HIT effort.

September 24, 2013