Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Open-Source EHR in a Utah Hospital

Healthcare IT News has a story about a Utah hospital that is deploying an open-source electronic health record (EHR). Blue Mountain Hospital is going to run OpenVista by Medsphere.

Open-source does not always equate to FREE. Many open-source applications are free, but this isn't necessarily true in the world of EHRs. Here's a brief snippet about Medsphere's OpenVista: "Medsphere OpenVista represents a single solution that can be leveraged across the continuum of acute, ambulatory, and long-term care environments as well as in multi-facility, multi-specialty healthcare organizations. The high degree of integration across the enterprise has significant advantages in increasing clinical performance, reducing costs, and improving healthcare outcomes. It also facilitates the collection of data for the extended care team and for non-clinical uses such as billing, quality management, outcomes reporting, and resource planning."

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