– American Samoa Medical Center Authority (ASMCA) and the American Samoa Department of Health (DOH) extends their contract with Medsphere and CareVue EHR/RCM Solution
– South Pacific island group’s safety-net healthcare system signs on for seven more years plans to implement Medsphere enhancements of CareVue platform
Medsphere Systems Corporation, a provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare IT platform solutions, today announced that the American Samoa Medical Center Authority (ASMCA) and the American Samoa Department of Health (DOH) has extended by seven years their existing contract with Medsphere.
Funded by Medicare/Medicaid block grants, U.S. Department of Interior funding and American Samoa government appropriations, LBJ embodies the idea of a community hospital system in most every way. Indeed, healthcare services include intensive care, pediatrics, maternity, surgery and emergency and primary care. The hospital organization also provides outpatient clinic services that include OB/GYN, pediatrics, ophthalmology and dental.
Contract Extension to 2026
For the last five years, Medsphere’s CareVue electronic health record (EHR) / revenue cycle management (RCM) solution has enhanced care and improved clinical efficiency at the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center (LBJ), the main facility for the American Samoa island group, as well as throughout all ASMCA and DOH clinics. The new agreement extends the relationship to 2026.
Specifically, ASMCA’s plans for the new contract period are focused on taking advantage of Medsphere’s ongoing development efforts and expanding the suite of clinical tools. In coming months, ASMCA plans to add advanced medication reconciliation, clinical and provider dashboards, vitals configuration and system optimization.
“We look at LBJ’s extended contract and addition of our most recent enhancements as a real vote of confidence for Medsphere’s business model,” said Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere president and CEO. “It’s rewarding that we can provide a system that benefits the people of American Samoa at a price the ASMCA can afford. We want to avoid the kinds of contracts that take money from clinical initiatives to pay for healthcare IT—that counterproductive scenario will not work in American Samoa or countless other communities.”