Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare IT solutions and services, has moved into cloud-based services with the implementation of the company’s OpenVista® 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.
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.
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.”