I found out this morning on MERX that Newfoundland and Labrador will soon become the latest province to put an EMR funding in place. Interestingly, although the MERX posting date was today, the announcement document issued by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information is dated 4 May 2011.
According to the announcement, the purpose of the RFP is “to secure a commercial, off-the shelf product and the associated professional and managed services to implement an EMR solution.“. Although a subtle distinction, note use of the word “product”. Not plural but singular. The apparent intent to tender for a single vendor is consistent with rumours I have heard from several sources.