Transforming healthcare through open-source health IT
Founded in 2002, Medsphere Systems Corporation helps healthcare providers achieve clinical and financial transformation by effectively deploying OpenVista®, our open-source version of the world's most proven electronic health record system, the VistA EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over the course of two decades.
Mission and value proposition
Dedicated to transforming healthcare through a portfolio of proven open-source solutions, Medsphere's team of seasoned clinical and technology professionals gives U.S. healthcare organizations—of virtually any size, shape or budget—the means to:
- Reduce medical errors and improve clinical care quality
- Reduce operating expenses and increase revenue
- Achieve "meaningful use" of health IT (via EHR) and qualify for ARRA stimulus funds and other federal incentives
- Open and transparent
- Proven and reliable
- Highly adoptable
Leveraging VA's $8.5B EHR investment
OpenVista is a portfolio of proven clinical support products and professional services that leverages the VA's VistA, a fully and natively integrated EHR system designed to encourage clinician adoption, facilitate workflow automation and foster interoperability.
Widely credited with helping transform the VA into the nation's most efficient and clinically effective healthcare organization, VistA played a key role in inspiring the current multi-billion-dollar federal stimulus initiative to incentivize US healthcare providers to achieve meaningful use of health IT.
With OpenVista the most fully commercialized VistA offspring, you could say meaningful use is in our DNA thanks to the VA.
Medsphere has invested tens of millions of dollars beyond the VA's own $8.5 billion investment to expand, enhance and optimize VistA into a comprehensive EHR solution that non-VA healthcare organizations can deploy to achieve similar clinical improvements and cost efficiencies.
Affordable EHR subscription pricing
Medsphere's subscription-based pricing lets hospitals, clinics and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) use their operating budget to pay for OpenVista. In other words, no up-front capital costs or back-end balloon payments!
Expert implementation and other services—and a unique "Quick Start" policy—facilitate fluid and rapid transition to a paperless clinical environment in six to nine months, record time for EHR implementation. And with OpenVista, best practices and evidence-based medicine become a reality not a goal.
As a further benefit of being part of Medsphere's growing family of healthcare organizations, we actively nurture a Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem. This vibrant global community of customers, partners, developers and other online collaborators helps drive OpenVista innovation, and provides a parallel software development and support structure.