A Look at the Indian Health Service Request for Health IT Strategic Planning Aid

“The Indian Health Service (IHS) is looking for recommendations from the healthcare industry to develop, enhance, and publish a new health IT strategic plan.”

“IHS, which provides health services to nearly 600 recognized tribes and roughly 2.5 million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, intends to have the new strategic plan published before the end of the 2021 fiscal year, with bids due by April 12.”

“IHS will leverage four key factors to evaluate the bids:

  • Health IT capability and approach
  • Key personnel
  • Recent and relevant performance
  • Cost of service”

“’The IHS wishes to develop a strategic plan to guide its Information Technology program and efforts over the next three to five years with the understanding that decisions and efforts resulting from the plan will have long-term implications on the organization,’ wrote IHS. ‘The culmination as formulated within the IHS IT Strategic Plan (ITSP) should paint a clear picture of the priorities that guide all who interact with the IHS IT Program.’”

“IHS outlined four strategic priorities of the plan…” Read the full article here.

Source: Indian Health Service Requests Health IT Strategic Planning Aid — By Christopher Jason, April 7, 2021. EHR Intelligence.

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