Arkansas State Hospital Chooses Medsphere Healthcare IT Solutions

State-run mental health facility goes with CareVue platform’s affordability and flexibility in support of clinicians providing care for most vulnerable

Carlsbad, CAMedsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, today announced that the company has reached an agreement with the Arkansas Department of Human Services to implement Medsphere healthcare IT solutions in the Arkansas State Hospital (ASH). Based in Little Rock, ASH is an acute psychiatric inpatient facility with 222 beds across three areas of care: general adult, forensic, and adolescent.

"We were looking for a healthcare IT system that served the clinical needs of patients and providers,” said ASH CEO Jay Battle. “CareVue Cloud checks all the boxes. We’re excited about the clinical and behavioral health-specific functionality of Medsphere’s customized solutions and how these solutions can enhance our ability to meet our mission.”

At ASH, Medsphere will implement the company’s CareVue Cloud electronic health record (EHR) and RCM Cloud revenue cycle management solution. Implemented together as software as a service (SaaS) solutions, CareVue Cloud and RCM Cloud provide a full suite of clinical, revenue cycle and financial components available through Amazon Web Services.  

“We’re proud of this partnership with the Arkansas State Hospital, especially as it represents support for clinicians providing last-line-of-defense healthcare,” said Medsphere president and CEO Irv Lichtenwald. “Medsphere and ASH both believe that quality healthcare IT should not threaten spending on actual care, and we share a commitment to Arkansas citizens that their hard-earned tax dollars will positively impact hospital patients.”

Medsphere's CareVue Cloud and RCM Cloud solutions for acute and behavioral health care give public hospitals like ASH the freedom to work with one healthcare IT partner for clinical, revenue cycle and financial functionality. Medsphere’s flexible payment model also gives public institutions like ASH the ability to pay for comprehensive healthcare IT in a manner that conforms with existing state payment models.

About the Arkansas State Hospital

The Arkansas State Hospital (ASH) is the only state operated acute psychiatric inpatient hospital. ASH’s mission is to provide psychiatric services that promote recovery in a safe and caring environment. The hospital is licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and is accredited by the Joint Commission (JC).

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