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Sampling of Contractual Considerations

The following is a sample listing of clauses which might appear in a hardware / software acquisition agreement:

1. Scope of Agreement
1.1. Inclusion of Proposal into Agreement
1.2. Proposal Non-disclosure

2. Definitions
2.1. Documentation
2.2. Downtime
2.3. Equipment (Or Hardware)
2.4. Software
2.5. Software Enhancement
2.6. Support
2.7. The System
2.8. Uptime

3. Implementation
3.1. Implementation Schedule
3.2. Progress Reports
3.3. Installation and Training
3.4. Test Data to Be Used
3.5. The Testing Process
3.6. Acceptance Testing

4. Documentation and Support
4.1. Continued Availability of Education
4.2. Documentation Availability
4.3. Adequate Support Provision
4.4. Periodic Management Audits

5. Equipment
5.1. Hardware Components, Configuration and Performance
5.2. Guarantees of Interface
5.3. Power and Environmental Requirements
5.4. Scheduled Downtime
5.5. Unscheduled System Downtime
5.6. Site Preparation Responsibility
5.7. Floor Plan
5.8. Risk of Loss Prior to Installation
5.9. Warranty and Maintenance
5.10. Response Time for Off-site Maintenance
5.11. Unrestricted Use and Function
5.12. Changes and Attachments
5.13. Hardware Upgrades
5.14. Title Transfer

6. Software
6.1. Software Component Specification
6.2. Software Upgrades - Operating Performance
6.3. Regulatory Reporting Requirements
6.4. Availability of Custom Programming
6.5. Software Package Warranty
6.6. Guarantee of Operation
6.7. Fixes
6.8. Software Maintenance
6.9. Response Times
6.10. Software License Grant
6.11. Interface To/from Other Systems
6.12. Copyright Infringement Protection

7. Pricing
7.1. Price Protection
7.2. Favored Nations
7.3. Installation Expenses
7.4. Charges by Type
7.5. Payment Terms
7.6. Remedies
7.7. Force Majeure

8. Security and Integrity
8.1. Hospital Data Confidentiality
8.2. Patient Data Confidentiality
8.3. Auditor's Clause
8.4. Disabling Code or Devices

9. Other
9.1. Vendor - No Conflicts of Interest
9.2. Dispute Resolution
9.3. Default During Term
9.4. Headings Not Controlling
9.5. Entire Agreement
9.6. Authority
9.7. Governing Law
9.8. Compliance with All Laws
9.9. Tax Exemption
9.10. Consent to Breach Not Waiver
9.11. Notices
9.12. Non-assignment of Agreement
9.13. Term of Agreement
9.14. Acceptance
 
   
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