Why OpenVista Works

The Complete Vista Solution

The Complete EHR Solution

OpenVista is a fully integrated clinical and financial solution with all the necessary functions to run hospitals and their clinics, It is based on VistA which was designed to improve the care and patient safety for our veterans and to rapidly adoptable by clinicians. VistA has evolved over 20 years, now we have enhanced it, making it even more powerful, flexible and easy to use.

  • Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Clinical Flowsheets
  • Barcode Medication Administration (BCMA)
  • Notification and Reminders
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory
  • Registration ADT
  • Patient Accounting
  • Interface Suite

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Proven, Preferred and Easy to Adopt

OpenVista is easy to learn and easy to use. Physicians trained in VistA feel right at home using OpenVista. New users can be trained in just one hour.

A majority of physicians trained in the US rotate through VA medical centers. During the past 15 years, more than 400,000 physicians have trained using VistA. Because physicians rotate on a monthly schedule, VistA was designed for rapid adoption with about an hour of training. Multiple surveys have shown that VistA’s straightforward design is preferred by physicans. Sixty-five percent of all physicians trained in the US have used and prefer VistA to other EHRs.

The VistA system was designed with two main goals:

  • To provide “The Best Care Anywhere” to our veterans
  • To be rapidly adoptable by clinicians

Multiple surveys confirm that physicians prefer VistA:

By implementing OpenVista, the 678 physicians at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY achieved a 93 percent CPOE adoption within the first 30 days, and 98 percent within the first 90 days.

The clinical adoption of OpenVista is proven and preferred.


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We’re a Partner, Not a Vendor

Your success is our success.

Software is soft. Results are hard.

The same system can be deployed in two organizations and get completely different results. Positive results are based on partnersing with the organization to achieve them and providing the needed services.

We share the secrets to success.

Vendors make you dependent on their proprietary code. We are partners and fully share the secrets to success with you. Our services provide you the knowledge and teach you to build your own system and to become experts in its own going use.

We get paid only if you get paid.

We will cement our partnership by putting a portion of the subscription fee at-risk to attain specific outcomes such as Meaningful Use. We sit on the same side of the table with you. We get paid when you get paid.


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A Better Way

There is a better way to buy and own your EHR.

The total cost of ownership of a proprietary system is unpredictable and not sustainable. License fees are expensive. Implementations are complex and long.

With OpenVista there are no license fees. 
You pay a predictable subscription fee that includes all costs: implementation, training, maintenance, supports and upgrades, making your total costs a fraction of a proprietary system.

We partner with you for results.
Value and results are realized in a fraction of the time. Our model is based your satisfaction.


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The Advantage of Open Source

Open Source EHR Defined

Two fundamental realities drive Medsphere’s use of open-source technology.

You can pay for services not software.

First, over time software becomes a commodity, open-source software elevates the importance of services and creates a mutually-beneficial relationship between vendor and customer generally found lacking in the proprietary software model.

We leverage our commercially enhanced open-source electronic health record (EHR) software and the contributions of hundreds of healthcare professionals as a platform for professional services that enable customer partners to achieve operational, financial and clinical transformation.

Healthcare is collaborative, so your EHR should be.

Second, like the provision of medical care, open source is an inherently collaborative process that is improved by coordinated information sharing as part of a community of practice.

As a custodian of the source code, we provide safe, reliable and timely enhancements to the OpenVista enterprise solution, making it possible to build customized healthcare improvement technology that enables better patient care.

Medsphere partners with its clients on collaborative development projects where there are pressing needs or opportunities. We then make these collaborative enhancements, modules and applications available to all our client and partners..

To learn more about the benefits of open-source healthcare IT, read Medsphere’s white paper entitled Transforming Healthcare Through Open Source.