Survey – Vendor Evaluation/Selection

One of the more "high stakes" decisions a CIO will make is the selection of an HIT platform, point-solution (e.g. EHR or LIS) or long-term technology partner.

S&P’s 100%-objective vendor research and selection methodology gives you the information, tools and processes you need to choose the vendor that can take you where you need to go—with maximum confidence and best value.

We help our clients to:

  • Increase the chances for a successful (on-time/on-budget) project
  • Lower acquisition and implementation costs
  • Garner organizational support around decision-making
  • Neutralize “vendor bias” during the selection process
  • Set the stage for change through internal marketing and communication
  • Develop migration plans from legacy systems to new vendor systems

Representative Services

Organizational needs assessments
Objective vendor and solution evaluations
Cost/Benefit analyses of HIT investments
Installed-based “tours” of peer facilities
RFP development for HIT vendors
Vendor contract negotiations

For organizations running Cerner solutions

S&P Consultants has particularly deep experience with Cerner and in recent years, we’ve developed an effective style of collaboration that clients have extolled. As an “honest broker” between client and vendor, S&P can help resolve many of the tensions and expectations inherent in complex HIT initiatives.

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