Medsphere makes OpenVista EHR mobile-friendly


Medsphere introduced Mobile OpenVista Enterprise (MOVE), which is designed to “liberate” OpenVista EHR data from the desktop, and enable physicians and clinical staff to work while on the go.

The solution provides secure, mobile, real-time access to patient information — including medications, allergies, problems, orders and relevant documentation. Physicians can use MOVE at home to review medication orders, while nurses can use it at the bedside to record information about a patient’s changing condition.

MOVE includes Medsphere’s patient documentation system called NoteAssist.MOVE includes Medsphere’s patient documentation system called NoteAssist, enabling “robust patient data” on mobile devices. It allows clinicians to speak or type text into the fully templated system, giving flexibility to users and control to administrators. Also, MOVE users can start a note in the hallway and complete it on the desktop, or start a note on the desktop in the office, and finish and sign it from home.

“Without doubt, healthcare IT is moving toward mobility and enhanced, streamlined processes,” Medsphere President and CEO Irv Lichtenwald said in a statement. “Medsphere is excited about moving OpenVista in that same direction. When you factor in the proven nature of OpenVista and the affordability of our subscription service, Medsphere offers acute and behavioral health hospitals a clearly superior platform without the excessive costs of so many other options.”

Derived from the VistA system developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service, the OpenVista EHR platform combines both clinical and financial applications. Medsphere’s Government Services Division also applies extensive knowledge of VistA to development and testing work for the VA and Indian Health Service.