Medsphere completes EHR deployment in two West Virginia hospitals

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Medsphere Systems has deployed its OpenVista EHR platform at Welch Community Hospital and Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in West Virginia, two of seven state-operated hospitals that will be equipped with OpenVista under a contract to improve West Virginia's healthcare system. The implementations span acute, long-term, behavioral and clinic environments with one database enabling physicians to access patient data across all facilities.

Welch Community Hospital is a 124-bed acute and long-term care facility in Welch, W.Va., that offers walk-in and emergency health services in the same facility. Bateman Hospital in Huntington is a 105-bed acute care psychiatric facility. Together with William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital, a 150-bed acute care psychiatric facility that began using OpenVista earlier this year, the three facilities are the first in the state to use the Medsphere platform to electronically record and retrieve patient information, according to the company.