Medsphere, Indian Health reach accord on $9.7M health IT contract

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Medsphere Systems, a provider of open-source healthcare IT solutions, has secured a five-year agreement with the U.S. government’s Indian Health Service (IHS) to provide support, maintenance and development for the agency’s Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) EHR solution.

The new contract extends and expands the existing relationship between Medsphere and IHS and continues uninterrupted IT support for healthcare among Native American and Alaska Native populations.

Under the terms of the $9.7 million contract, Medsphere will provide support, training and development for VueCentric, a graphical user interface (GUI) framework.

Within the IHS healthcare delivery network, VueCentric serves as the GUI for RPMS and enables a modular approach to the configuration of disparate application views in a single tab for a group of users or a single user. As part of the contract, Medsphere will provide user support for assigned RPMS applications and develop interfaces between RPMS and third-party applications, the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company said.