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Medsphere Migrates Acute and Ambulatory EHRs to the Cloud

Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, has moved into cloud-based services with the implementation of the company’s OpenVista® electronic health record (EHR) at the Behavioral Center of Michigan and Samaritan Behavioral Center. The fully cloud-based version of OpenVista gives both Detroit-area facilities and other current and future clients greater accessibility and saves the expense of local servers and data centers.

The successful Behavioral Center go-live is confirmation of Medsphere’s cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) strategy, which is also currently being rolled out at other client sites.

The company-wide SaaS initiative also includes physician practices via Medsphere’s ChartLogic division, which is in the process of migrating cloud-based EHR components—ChartLogic EMR, ChartLogic PM (practice management) and the Connect Patient portal—to a fully browser-based platform. Connect Patient, which came online last month and is browser-based now, gives patients and clinicians the ability to schedule appointments, create intake forms, make payments, send secure messages and use SMS/voice/email technologies as communications tools. Connect Patient is available via any browser and from any desktop computer, laptop or mobile device.

“Clearly, the future of healthcare IT is in cloud-based applications and SaaS models that give clinicians, staff and patients the ability to access relevant data and functionality from anywhere,” said Medsphere CEO Irv Lichtenwald. “We’re very excited to give our existing and new clients cloud-based options now, which will save them both the expense and headache of having to implement and maintain hardware on site. Even though some of our clients still prefer and are best served by onsite servers, we’re very pleased to offer web-based IT as an alternative.”

OpenVista on the cloud is accessible from all the most commonly used platforms, including Windows, Linux and MacOS. OpenVista and our ChartLogic EHR deployed as services also give Medsphere the ability to implement either solution more rapidly than with onsite deployments.

Medsphere’s OpenVista EHR is an acute and inpatient behavioral health-oriented portfolio of clinical products and services. On top of public domain computer code available through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Medsphere has developed numerous enhancements that meet the needs and desires of hospitals and other facilities.

About Behavioral Center of Michigan and Samaritan Behavioral Center

Behavioral Center of Michigan is a 42-bed inpatient facility in the Detroit suburb of Warren. Samaritan Behavioral Center, BMOC’s sister facility, is a 55-bed adult inpatient hospital located in Detroit.

About Medsphere

Founded in 2002 and based in Carlsbad, Calif., Medsphere Systems Corporation is an organization of committed clinical and technology professionals working to make quality healthcare IT solutions accessible to organizations of virtually any size, shape or budget. Medsphere’s OpenVista is an acute and inpatient behavioral health-oriented portfolio of clinical and ancillary products and services that leverages the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS). Medsphere’s Government Services Division also applies that VistA expertise to development and testing projects for both VA and IHS.

Using a vendor-independent approach to helping hospitals solve critical challenges, the Phoenix Health Systems division provides a host of healthcare IT services, including systems implementation, project management, remote service desk, end-user device management, application management and IT leadership. Medsphere’s ChartLogic division enables better ambulatory care via physician practice EHR, revenue cycle management (RCM) and practice management systems and services.

Whatever your healthcare IT challenge, Medsphere has a solution.

Learn more about Medsphere at www.medsphere.com.

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