Medsphere was founded in 2002 with the initial goal of porting the VA’s VistA system into our technology framework (OpenVista) for use in the commercial healthcare market. With OpenVista, Medsphere’s commercial version of VistA, the company extends indefinitely the lifecycle of a highly functional tool by leveraging both the billions of federal dollars invested in the system and targeted capital focused on applying a modern technology platform that includes new frameworks and programming languages. Medsphere’s development efforts in creating OpenVista have yielded a distinctive solution that stands alone regardless of decisions made by non-Medsphere leadership.
Medsphere has added considerable functionality to OpenVista for community and behavioral health hospitals, but it is the foundational changes to solution architecture, availability and connectivity that make the solution truly more adaptable to customer needs. In particular, Medsphere has improvised the technology stack to enable greater flexibility, used application programming interfaces (APIs) and custom-developed interfaces to ensure complete data in the patient record, and migrated OpenVista to the cloud so hospitals can choose to move away from onsite data centers. Our Agile approach to product delivery ensures customers receive high-quality OpenVista releases in a timely fashion.
Yes, VA VistA gave Medsphere a rock-solid foundation on which to build. We’ve continued in that same spirit of innovation by making OpenVista a modern, independent, affordable care transformation tool. Click on a link below to learn more.