State Department seeks commercial EHR

The U.S. Department of State is seeking a commercial, off-the-shelf EHR to be implemented worldwide, according to a request for information posted June 3.

The department's Office of Medical Services has issued a request for information for project management support services for a future EHR deployment, which will serve more than 60,000 State Department employees and their families, as well as employees and families of other associated foreign agencies, around the world.

Currently, the Office of Medical Services uses an EMR in "limited locations" for assessing medical clearances of personnel who are assigned abroad. The department also uses electronic prescriptions and "has a robust system for managing scanned medical documents," according to the RFI.

The purpose of the RFI is to survey potential vendors capable of providing project management support services through all phases of an EHR implementation project.

The State Department is accepting responses until June 16 at 11 a.m. ET.

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