July 31, 2012
Open source health IT leader joins $20B health information technology services contract
CARLSBAD, CA—Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of open source electronic health record (EHR) solutions and services derived from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) VistA EHR, today announced that the company is expanding its federal business. Medsphere will serve as a subcontractor to TISTA Science and Technology Corporation related to a $20 billion contract for information technology services focused on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies.
Medsphere will work with TISTA on the Chief Information Officers Solutions and Partners III (CIO-SP3) contract, which is oriented around technology support for NIH, the Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the VA, among others. Specifically, Medsphere and TISTA will focus on IT services for biomedical research and healthcare, CIO support, IT operations and maintenance, integration services, and critical infrastructure protection and information assurance.
“The research NIH conducts is crucial to meeting the daunting healthcare challenges facing the nation,” said Medsphere President and CEO Irv Lichtenwald. “Medsphere is pleased to collaborate with TISTA in support of these important NIH initiatives.”
In addition to established governmental relationships with the VA, the Department of Defense and the Indian Health Service, Medsphere also provides non-federal hospitals with a comprehensive, affordable health IT platform in the OpenVista electronic health record. More than simply a health IT solution, OpenVista is also a platform for workflow optimization and clinical transformation services in pursuit of improved financial efficiency and better patient care.
TISTA Science and Technology Corporation delivers information technology (IT) and professional services to federal and state agencies. An Inc. 500 company, TISTA has been recognized as a 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business as well as a Top 100 8(a) Business by Diversity Business. In 2009, TISTA was honored with a Best of Business award from the Small Business Commerce Association, and in 2012 the company was recognized by the state of Maryland as a top 100 privately-held business.