– Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) will implement Medsphere’s CareVue electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) platform.
– Based on Saipan, the capital of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, CHCC is the primary organizer of acute and ambulatory healthcare services for the islands of Rota, Saipan, and Tinian.
Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC) will implement the Medsphere’s CareVue electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) platform. Based on Saipan, the capital of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, CHCC is the primary organizer of acute and ambulatory healthcare services for the islands of Rota, Saipan, and Tinian.
Upgrade to CareVue EHR
In recent years, CHCC and Medsphere have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship-oriented around a legacy healthcare IT system that CHCC used and Medsphere supported. The upgrade to CareVue will provide CHCC with the same base functionality they know plus numerous Medsphere-engineered upgrades. With CareVue, CHCC clinicians will have access to modern graphical user interfaces, essential clinical functionality and a suite of pre-built interfaces to third-party applications and devices. The addition of the RCM suite will also give CHCC a firmer grasp on organizational revenues and expenditures.
The ongoing relationship between Medsphere and CHCC creates clear benefits for the healthcare system. Familiar with existing CHCC workflows, personnel and environment, Medsphere can knowingly recommend optimal implementation configurations, timelines and staffing needs while still supporting the existing EHR system. When the time is right, cutting over to the populated production CareVue system should be relatively painless.
Across the three primary islands in the Northern Marianas chain, CHCC is the source of virtually all healthcare services, which are comprehensive. Through a hospital division on Saipan and health centers on Rota and Tinian, CHCC provides for inpatient, ambulatory, urgent and emergent care needs, as well as behavioral health and addiction treatment.
“Medsphere is very happy that we can continue this relationship with Commonwealth Healthcare and the citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands,” said Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere president and CEO. “In total, Medsphere’s presence in the South Pacific, which includes our clients in American Samoa, demonstrates our ability to provide a fully functional and reliable system that does not undermine other crucial healthcare expenditures. Where other health systems are suspending healthcare initiatives to pay for IT, CHCC is not, and we applaud the wisdom of this decision.”