Medsphere releases new open-source EHR version
Medsphere Systems, a provider of open source healthcare IT solutions, has released its OpenVista clinical information system (CIS) version 1.0 Beta and OpenVista Server version 1.5.86, which comprise Medsphere’s open-source EHR system.

OpenVista CIS provides a multi-platform (Linux and Windows) client interface, through which clinicians can enter and view patient information, according to the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Medsphere. The company said OpenVista Server is a commercialized version of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VistA solution, developed more than 20 years ago.

The company said that the releases of OpenVista CIS and its server incorporate nearly 500 updates and enhancements, including:
  • A new categorized orders view;
  • Added growth chart functionality;
  • Reorganized imaging functions enabling a more intuitive workflow;
  • Spell-checking capability; and
  • Reflex orders.