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Business Plan Development Updated 5-21-08

May 21, 2008

The LouHIE board met today and approved a final version of the LouHIE business plan.  It is available at Business Plan 5-20-08.   

March 11, 2008

A revised "working draft" business plan is now available for review.  Revisions have been made reflecting feedback on the first draft from various stakeholder groups and committees.  In addition, the plan reflects a current understanding of how to align LouHIE's plan with the plans of the Kentucky e-Health Network.  The revised plan will be presented at the board meeting on March 19th, 2008.  Wednesday, April 16, 2008 is the next possible date for the board to approve the plan.  Download the draft plan.   

January 5, 2008

The LouHIE business plan is delayed, pending completion of the state's e-health business plan, including feedback from the new administration.

November 1, 2007

A draft LouHIE business plan 2008, LouHIE Research 2007 and an Plan 2008 Executive Summary was presented today to the LouHIE board and committees.  It is available for review and comment by all board and committee members.

June 28, 2007

On June 20, 2007, LouHIE's board unanimously approved the selection of Noblis, Inc. ( as the consulting firm to develop LouHIE's business and outsourcing plan.  The board is extremely pleased with the credibility that Noblis brings to the process, and is excited about Noblis's offer to conduct additional focus group research.  Details about the process that led to Noblis's selection are below.  Noblis's annual report can be viewed by clicking here.  Next steps for committees and the community will be shared through e-mail and the community calendar.

March 12, 2007

Update:  To provide additional time to generate funds from all four quadrants, we are postponing the start-up of the consulting contract.   Committees are still encouraged to meet in March to move the process forward.  We will start the business plan development process as soon as funding commitments are obtained.

February 2, 2007

After 10 days of input from community members, including three open teleconference calls, a process has has been finalized to develop a business plan for LouHIE. 

The timeline is below.

Date Item
Bidders teleconference 11:00 AM EST.  (Dial-in # will be posted here Monday)
Bidders teleconference  11:00 AM EST.   (Dial-in # will be posted here Monday)
2-12-07 Letters of interest due from potential consultants.  LouHIE selects potential consultants to submit an RFP.
Consultant Proposals due
LouHIE awards contract. 
Final business plan due

All community members are invited to participate in the process.

Details about the process are described in the consultant RFP. People interested in bidding should review information in the Bidder Information page.  An open process was used to identity and contact potential consultants. View Details.

Financial contributions are requested from our members to support the process.  Click here to learn more about this.

Results of Consultant recruiting process including Letters of Interest - Private - this document can only be accessed by LouHIE board members - LouHIE LOIs 2-12-07.doc

Actual proposals for review by proposal review workgroup.

Thanks in advance for your help in moving this initiative forward. 


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