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Federal Cuts Threaten Healthcare System For Alaska Natives

Dermot Cole | Alaska Dispatch | October 23, 2013

The 10-year federal “sequestration” plan of steady cuts could devastate the healthcare system that Alaska Natives rely on, speakers at a conference of tribal leaders said Wednesday. Read More »

General Dynamics to support open source Indian Health Service (IHS) health IT systems

Press Release | PR NewsWire | August 10, 2012

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a task order in April 2012 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide software engineering and support services for the Indian Health Service's electronic health information system, called the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS). Read More »

HCCA/Southern Inyo Healthcare District Selects OpenVista EHR

Press Release | HCCA, Southern Inyo Healthcare District | August 24, 2016

Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable electronic health record (EHR) solutions and services, today announced that the company and Healthcare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) will partner to improve and modernize care in the area on behalf of the Southern Inyo Healthcare District (SIHD). The agreement calls for Medsphere to implement the OpenVista® electronic health record (EHR) system in Southern Inyo Hospital and manage and support the hospital’s information technology through the company’s Phoenix Health Systems division...

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HIMSS14: Open Health Presentations at Annual Health IT Conference

As we outlined in our earlier article, "HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibit Opening with Open Source," open source software as well as collaboration and interoperability in health information technology (HIT) has reached break out levels and the HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. Below are some of the conference presentations related to open health. Note the large number of presentations the award-winning VistA EHR developed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and its derivative RPMS developed by the Indian Health Service (IHS). Read More »

HIMSS14: Report on Open Source Health IT Tracks at the HIMSS Conference in Orlando

I am writing from the floor of the HIMSS14 conference in Orlando, Florida. This has been so far an incredibly exciting conference as the core principles of open source in healthcare that I have been working on for more than a decade are now becoming mainstream. One sees this all over the conference with presentations, discussions, and exhibits around open source software, such as VistA, as well as other keys "open" concepts such as interoperability, open data/data liquidity, open innovation, and collaboration. And in addition, it has been good to catch up with so many friends.

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Draw the Line - Time for the US to Embrace Open Source Emergency and Disaster Response

For nearly 20 years now the global open source community and applications have been a keystone to disaster relief efforts around the world. The enormous number of disaster relief applications and knowledge that has been developed through all these years, should, and needs to be leveraged in the current crisis. For that reason, Open Health News is starting a series of articles to highlight some of the most important solutions. A substantial portion the open source applications for emergency and disaster response that exist are actually already on the news website in the form of articles and resource pages.

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Indian Health Service (IHS) Plans to Modernize EHR

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | June 13, 2013

The Indian Health Service (IHS), the federal agency in charge of providing healthcare to more than two million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, is currently in the process of upgrading its Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) to increase interoperability and streamline EHR adoption by 2014, promote health information exchang Read More »

Indian Health Service of HHS Contributes Open Source Version of Electronic Health Record

Press Release | OSEHRA | June 6, 2014

The Indian Health Service (IHS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has contributed an open source version of its Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) to the OSEHRA Technical Journal. This contribution will complement the current open source EHR capabilities of the VistA code base now hosted by OSEHRA. Read More »

Leidos Awarded Contract by Department of Veterans Affairs

Press Release | Leidos Health | May 5, 2014

Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract to provide systems integration support and services to the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP). Read More »

Medsphere Adds Population Health Solution to OpenVista Electronic Health Record

Press Release | Medsphere | January 28, 2015

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today introduced OpenVista® Population Health, a Windows-based solution that gives clinicians much greater flexibility in how they provide care for both individual patients and broader patient populations. “The addition of OpenVista Population Health is worth noting particularly because it serves as an example of how development happens in the VistA community,” said Medsphere President and CEO Irv Lichtenwald...

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Medsphere Contributes Enhanced Database Management System to VistA Open Source Community

Press Release | Medsphere, OSEHRA | October 16, 2012

Medsphere Systems Corporation...this week announced that the company is contributing the enhanced Medsphere Systems File Manager (MSC FileMan) database management system to OSEHRA, the nonprofit open-source organization dedicated to accelerating innovation in health care information technology. Read More »

Medsphere Introduces OpenVista Enterprise App for Smartphones and Tablets

Press Release | Medsphere | March 17, 2016

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today introduced Mobile OpenVista® Enterprise (MOVE). MOVE liberates OpenVista EHR data from the desktop and enables physicians and clinical staff to work more effectively and efficiently. MOVE provides secure, mobile, real time access to patient information—medications, allergies, problems, orders, documentation—anywhere a clinician has WiFi or cell coverage. Physicians can use MOVE at home to review medication orders. Nurses can use MOVE at the bedside to record information about a patient’s changing condition.

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Medsphere Introduces OpenVista NoteAssist to Transform Clinical Documentation Process

Press Release | Medsphere | August 25, 2015

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today introduced OpenVista NoteAssist™, a new clinical documentation tool. To give clinicians greater flexibility and control, NoteAssist streamlines the process of compiling patient data and incorporating it into various types of documentation such as progress notes and discharge summaries by remembering user preferences and text input between both user sessions and individual notes. Using NoteAssist, clinicians can read and create documents on the desktop or on the go via iPad.

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Medsphere Supports Renewed Call for Extension of Financial Incentives for EHR Adoption to Behavioral Health Facilities

Press Release | Medsphere | January 7, 2015

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today joined the growing chorus of voices supporting the Behavioral Health Information Technology Act of 2013 (S.1517). This legislation, introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) a little more than a year ago, would amend the Public Health Service and Social Security acts to define behavioral and mental health professionals as healthcare providers, making behavioral health hospitals eligible for Meaningful Use financial incentives for adopting EHRs. Read More »

Medsphere Systems Marks 10 Years of Better Patient Care Through Affordable Healthcare Technology

Press Release | Medsphere Systems Corporation | November 27, 2012

A decade after the founding of Medsphere, interest in the company's OpenVista EHR remains strong. Their open source solution rapidly delivers federal Meaningful Use funds to its constantly expanding customer base

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