Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable EHR solutions, 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.
OpenVista Population Health enables breadth of information by giving clinicians the ability to create multiple panels for patients with common characteristics, i.e., age, diagnosis, community, etc. When information depth is required, clinicians can also use Population Health to see a complete view of patient conditions.
PHM Solution Overview
OpenVista Population Health retrieves key patient information from various components of the OpenVista database and brings it together under a single, user-friendly interface. The solution provides coordinated views of traditional healthcare information from community, population and public health perspectives via core functions:
- Identify and manage different patient populations with shared characteristics
- Integrate the view of patient conditions and minimize siloed care management
- Provide an intuitive interface with the diverse patient data elements in the OpenVista database
- Facilitate the review of clinical quality measures to enable improved healthcare delivery
The OpenVista Population Health tool was originally developed as a Population Management component in the IHS’s Resource and Patient Management Solution (RPMS), a comprehensive EHR for acute and ambulatory environments based on the much lauded VistA system created by the VA. A Medsphere client, the IHS made Population Management available outside the agency, enabling inclusion in OpenVista.
OpenVista EHR Background
Medsphere’s OpenVista is the commercialized version of the VistA EHR created and developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over 20 years ago and credited with helping turn the agency into a national leader in quality patient care. Using open source code available from the VA through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), OpenVista can be implemented much more quickly and affordable than traditional proprietary solutions.