Medsphere in the News

Even if the Department of Veterans Affairs were to switch from its Vista system, the basis of Medsphere’s OpenVista EHR, Medsphere would continue to thrive, Irv Lichtenwald said.

by Bill Siwicki
Healthcare IT News

Vendor Medsphere is known for its EHR software OpenVista, built from the open source Vista EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s a flexible system that, because of its open source heritage, “plays nice” with other healthcare information systems and can be easily expanded to include...

by John McQuaid
from STAT: Reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine

A California hospital misidentified a patient and harvested his organs, though he had never agreed to donate them.

A Rhode Island hospital misidentified a...

FARMINGTON, Conn. and CARLSBAD, Calif., June 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (Nasdaq:HRZN) ("Horizon"), a leading specialty finance company that provides capital in the form of secured loans to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services and cleantech industries, announced today it has closed a $7.5 million venture loan to Medsphere Systems Corporation ("Medsphere"), a provider of affordable and interoperable electronic health record solutions. Medsphere will...

by Ashley Gold
POLITICO

Given the choice between an EHR system that can be mostly paid for with meaningful use dollars and one that will cost millions for years to come, hospitals will of course choose … the expensive one?

In the debate between proprietary vs. open-source software, thousands of hospital systems opt for name-brand, pricey systems when some much less expensive, seemingly plausible options exist.

A POLITICO inquiry into why this is so yielded no obvious answers. The matter is particularly relevant with the Pentagon’s...

by Bernie Monegain
Healthcare IT News

Medsphere, BT join forces on SaaS offering

The company that prides itself on offering an open source EHR now will also be offering a hosted version.

Medsphere Systems and BT have agreed to jointly promote Medsphere's OpenVista EHR under a software-as-a-service, or SaaS, model. The goal, executives from both companies say, is to relieve hospitals of the many costly and burdensome...

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