Resolution: No. 8-03

Approving Renewal of Two (2) Master Contract Agreements With Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation (Remote Computing Option and Products and Services)

WHEREAS, master agreements with Siemens expire on June 30, 2004; and,

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Healthís Information Technology (IT) team has conducted an assessment of current IT capabilities and an analysis of future needs, which includes establishment of a single clinical and fiscal IT platform across Public Health in the Hospitals (San Francisco General Hospital and Laguna Honda Hospital), Jail Health and Behavioral Health and integrates clinical and financial applications; and,

WHEREAS, a Strategic Systems Plan was developed, which builds upon past investments and system successes, provides a seven-year transition to a new generation of IT systems recently developed by Siemens, and accomplishes the IT goals identified in the Department of Public Health needs analysis within the fiscal parameters of the current Siemens contract base budget; and,

WHEREAS, the Department has made substantial investments in Siemens systems since 1994, which would be both costly and difficult to replace; and,

WHEREAS, many factors support continuing a contractual relationship with Siemens, including the stability and strength of Siemens, past success with installs and enhancements of clinical and financial systems at San Francisco General Hospital, and the strengths of existing IT and fiscal resources in the Department; and,

WHEREAS, an amendment to the City and County of San Francisco Administrative Code (Section 21.30) now allows IT contracts to be considered sole source within certain parameters; and,

WHEREAS, the Department has obtained the support of the Committee on Information Technology, City Attorney, Office of Contract Administration and Controller with regard to the renewal of the Siemens contract; and,

WHEREAS, the seven-year Strategic Systems Plan has the broad support of clinical, financial and administrative leadership of the Department; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Health Commission finds the Departmentís Strategic Systems Plan to be acceptable; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Health Commission supports renewal of two three-year contracts for: (1) Remote Computing Option and (2) Products and Services to become effective on July 1, 2004 in the amount of $9,900,000 each.

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the San Francisco Health Commission at its meeting of April 15, 2003.

Michele Olson, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission