1.4 INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
In all cases where Interface with other systems is noted below, an HL7 electronic interface through an HIE Interface engine over standard TCP/IP network should be assumed.
MINIMUM SYSTEM QUESTIONS
Is system Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP server compatible or Unix?
Does system support Oracle or MS SQL Database platform? What version?
Is system ODBC compliant?
Is system HL7 compliant?
Are screens configurable to meet individual departmental needs?
Are monitors able to be secured at every station?
Does system require unscheduled/scheduled down time no more than 1 hour between 0700
and 2300 and up to 6 hours from 2400 and 0700? Describe downtime requirements.
Does system support unlimited number of secured monitors for viewing?
Is there provision for utility data redundancy and/or backup or is compatible with MD
Anderson standard tool for backups (Arcserver or Tivoli Storage Manager)?
Is there ability to provide view only or write / entry access rights by groups?
Does Supplier offer remote support via VPN connection?
Does system offer automatic sign-off / screen saver after a client-defined period of inactivity?
Supplier support 24hr/7 days a week?
Are screen views GUI or Windows design (icon and level-structured menus)?
Does system provide for “fail safe” mode whereby requisite information is backed up and
made available to agent stations in event of a catastrophic failure?
16. Has integrating software been installed in another healthcare facility? Where? How long?
17. What is the time required to create, test and implement ‘rules engine’ for communications scenarios? Please address each: Create, Test, Implement.
Please describe in detail all of the systems web-enabled features.
Please specify what browsers your system will work with.
Does the proposed system have a dedicated communications server?
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