Health Info Network Issues RFP For IT, Security Services

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MIHIN Shared Services

EAST LANSING — The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services has published its 2013 “Flex-staffing” Request for Proposals for U.S. businesses interested in applying to become a MiHIN approved vendor for general project work, information technology services and security and privacy services.

The complete RFP package with instructions for responding is available at http://mihin.org/MiHIN_RFP-2013-001.html.

MiHIN’s “Flex-staffing” approach allows the company to flexibly employ necessary additional personnel to aid in achieving operational and organizational goals as they relate to electronic health information data sharing. MiHIN’s “Flex Staffing” pre-approved vendors consist of competitively selected United States businesses that provide hourly work-for-hire or fixed price deliverables to augment MiHIN’s full-time permanent staff in support of MiHIN initiatives.

Responses to the RFPs will be ranked and the highest scoring respondents will then be eligible candidates to enter MiHIN’s Master Agreement to deliver services. 
Candidates successfully executing MiHIN’s Master Agreement then become official MiHIN Approved Vendors and may immediately begin receiving Statements of Work for paid project work.

“As healthcare information technology continues to rapidly advance it is MiHIN’s goal to continue growing our world-class team of flexible staffing resources comprised of the top technical talent dedicated to improving the healthcare experience,” said Jeff Livesay, MiHIN Associate Director. “With additional 2013 professional staff becoming available through this RFP to complement our MiHIN core team from the 2012 MiHIN Approved Vendors, we will continue our focus on improving Michigan’s quality of care by increasing information delivery and accuracy at the point of care while lowering costs for patients and providers.”

MiHIN is soliciting proposals for a variety of professional services capabilities. This RFP is open to all legal U.S. businesses that possess the necessary qualifications criteria and comply with the submission instructions. Subject to limitations imposed by federal law, bidders shall receive additional preference for being a minority-owned business, a woman-owned business, a business that meets the definition of a small business as defined by United States Small Business Administration, a small business concern owned and controlled by veterans, or those within an 80 mile radius of East Lansing to minimize face to face travel requirements.
 
The Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) Shared Services is dedicated to improving the healthcare experience, improving quality and decreasing cost for Michigan’s people by supporting the statewide exchange of health information and making valuable data available at the point of care.  MiHIN is a public and private nonprofit collaboration between the State of Michigan, the Office of the National Coordinator, sub-state Health Information Exchanges, insurers, payers, providers and patients. 

For more information visit www.mihin.org.

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