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Request for Proposal (RFP) Notice

RFP Scope and Objective
The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (LHCQF) is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) with the intent of identifying a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to provide an electronic Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (ePOLST) vendor that offers a cost-effective, flexible solution, in compliance with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and compatible with LHCQF’s goals and functional requirements as detailed in this RFP. This electronic registry will be a repository of advance care planning documents, including advance directives and Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) documents, which are indexed to patients. Providers (as appropriate) can access the electronic registry through Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE), from within an electronic health record (EHR) and via direct web access. This solution must comply with LA RS 40:1155. LHCQF proposes to purchase the solution and provide access and use of the solution to licensed health care providers at its discretion. The solution selected should be prepared to begin customization and training within thirty (30) work days of contract signing.

Additional information about LaPOST can be found at www.lhcqf.org/lapost.
Please direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Due to an error in the original Request for Proposal (RFP) document stating that a Vendor Q&A would be held on two different dates – December 21, 2017, and January 3, 2018 – we will have a Conference Call on Thursday, January 4 at 10 a.m. (CST).

Because of this change, we are extending the dates as outlined below. The RFP will be due Friday, January 5, and demos with selected vendors are scheduled for Wednesday, January 10.

January 4, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to noon CST – Conference call to answer any vendor questions Phone number – 1-877-256-9514 PIN - 2253004838

January 5, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. CST – Submission of the full RFP response in single file PDF form via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is due. The Quality Forum is not responsible for any delivery service delays. RFP responses received after this date/time will not be reviewed.

January 10, 2018 – Onsite/online demonstrations

We apologize for the delay.

RFP Documents
LHCQF ePOLST RFP 12 15 2017 (PDF)


    Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

    8550 United Plaza, Suite 500
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

    Ph (225) 334-9299 | Fax 225-334-9847



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