Medical Center PSIM RFP 'Cut and Paste'

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 03, 2011

In this note, we examine an RFP from a Hawaiian Medical Center that features a 12 page RFP that looks to be a cut and paste from a manufacturer's specification. We examine the key issues with the specification, the limitations and the potential problems this would cause for the end user.

Let's start with reviewing the project:

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  • ******** ******** ******** **** ** ******* ******* *********
  • **** ******* ***** **** **** * **** (*** ********** **) for *** ******** ***** *******
  • "*** ******** ***** ** ***** *** ********* ** * ***-***** thin-client/server ************"
  • "*** ****** ******* ** *** ******* ***** ** **** ***** to ******* ******* ***********"
  • "*** ******** ***** *** ******* *** ***** ******** ** ** preinstalled ** * ****** ***********"
  • "**** ********** ***** ******* * ******* ** **,*** *******"
  • ***** **********: "*** ******** ****** ***** ******* ** *********** ******** device ******, ***** ***** ***** *** *********** ** *** ********** system **** *** *********** **** ************ *************** **** *** **** platform, ********** ** ****** ****, ***** ** ************."
  • "****** *** ********* ******** *** ****** **** ******** ******* ********** of ************ ** *********"
  • *** ******** ***** ******* ***** **** *****, *****, ********, ****, Verint, ******** *** '******'
  • "*** ******** ***** ******* ******** ** *** ********* ****** ******* systems ***** * ****** **** ********* ********** ** *** *** vendor"

*** ************* ******* **** * **** ********:

  1. ****** ********* *** ***** ********* *******: **** *** ****** **** to ** *** *****? *** *** *********** ************ **** **** installing * ***** ****** ***** ** ***********? ** **** ***** necessary? ** **** **** ** **** **** **** * ******* to * **** ****** ******** ** *** *********** ******? ** suspect **** ** ***** **** ** * ****** ** ***** out *********** ** **** ***** *** ****** ***** ****** ***** on *** ** * ******* ****** ********** **** ** .***
  2. ********* ********* *** * ***** ************: *****'* ** *** **** any **** **** ****** ********* **** ******* ******, ***** ** analytics *******. *********** *********, *** ******** ***** ** ********. 

** ***** *** *** **** ** ***** ** ***** * lot ** ***** (******** ** ********* ** **** ** ****). However, *************, ** ******* **** *** ************* ** ****** ******* and ******** * ********** ******. *** ***** ***** ** ****** given *** *** ****** *********** *** ******** *** ************ *** specification ********.

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