March 17, 2020
Key regional heart center transitions to solution that enables qualification for federal healthcare IT adoption incentives
San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Carlsbad, CA—Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare IT platform solutions, today announced that the Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean (CCPRC) will implement the company’s CareVue electronic health record (EHR) platform. Based in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, CCPRC’s decision is driven by the need for a highly functional and affordable system that supports qualification for federal healthcare IT adoption dollars.
“CareVue will enable us to qualify for federal dollars without having to pay the exorbitant purchase prices and annual fees that accompany most EHR systems,” said CCPRC Chief Medical Officer Juan Sotomonte. “We look forward to working with Medsphere during implementation and configuration of a CareVue system that truly meets our specific needs.”
In the Caribbean region, CCPRC plays a crucial role as the essential provider of heart-related treatments and surgeries. As the name implies, patients travel to San Juan from all over the region for assistance with heart ailments.
About Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
The Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean (CCPRC) was founded in 1992 and is the only institution in Puerto Rico that specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment, as well as cardiovascular surgery for adult and pediatric conditions. CCPRC’s highly regarded pediatric cardiovascular clinic and unique pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit are unique in the Caribbean region and serve patients far beyond Puerto Rican shores.
CCPRC is among a select group of renowned and prestigious American hospitals that perform heart transplants. The heart transplant program is among the top three in the United States and is the only heart transplant program outside the continental United States associated with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
The Cardiovascular Center of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean is accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Organizations and by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).