Carlsbad-based health-care IT company Medsphere Systems Corp. said it has implemented its cloud-based electronic health record system at two hospitals in the Detroit area.
Behavioral Center of Michigan, an inpatient facility with 42 beds, and its 55-bed sister facility, Samaritan Behavioral Center, are now using Medsphere’s OpenVista system, the company announced March 20.
Medsphere, founded in 2002, said the facilities’ use of the software-as-a-service (SaaS) confirms its business strategy. It added that other clients are also rolling out the system.
“Clearly, the future of health-care IT is in cloud-based applications and SaaS models that give clinicians, staff and patients the ability to access relevant data and functionality from anywhere,” CEO Irv Lichtenwald said in a news release.
“Even though some of our clients still prefer and are best served by on-site servers,” he added, “we’re very pleased to offer web-based IT as an alternative.”
The company said its ChartLogic division is migrating its cloud-based electronic health record system – including its physician practice management software and patient portal – to a browser-based platform that will be accessible from a variety of computers and other devices.