Medsphere Expands Federal Business as Subcontractor to TISTA Science and Technology Corporation

Medsphere Expands Federal Business as Subcontractor to TISTA Science and Technology Corporation

Medsphere SystemsDavid Macfarlane, 760-692-3751orStalwart CommunicationsDavid Oats, 858-750-5560

, the leading provider of open source electronic health record (EHR) solutions and services derived from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) VistA EHR, today announced that the company is expanding its federal business. Medsphere will serve as a subcontractor to TISTA Science and Technology Corporation related to a $20 billion contract for information technology services focused on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies.

Medsphere will work with TISTA on the Chief Information Officers Solutions and Partners III (CIO-SP3) contract, which is oriented around technology support for NIH, the Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the VA, among others. Specifically, Medsphere and TISTA will focus on IT services for biomedical research and healthcare, CIO support, IT operations and maintenance, integration services, and critical infrastructure protection and information assurance.

“The research NIH conducts is crucial to meeting the daunting healthcare challenges facing the nation,” said Medsphere President and CEO Irv Lichtenwald. “Medsphere is pleased to collaborate with TISTA in support of these important initiatives.”

In addition to established governmental relationships with the VA, the Department of Defense and the Indian Health Service, Medsphere also provides non-federal hospitals with a comprehensive, affordable health IT platform in the . More than simply a health IT solution, OpenVista is also a platform for workflow optimization and clinical transformation services in pursuit of improved financial efficiency and better patient care.

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation delivers information technology (IT) and professional services to federal and state agencies. An Inc. 500 company, TISTA has been recognized as a 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business as well as a Top 100 8(a) Business by Diversity Business. In 2009, TISTA was honored with a Best of Business award from the Small Business Commerce Association, and in 2012 the company was recognized by the state of Maryland as a top 100 privately-held business.

Founded in 2002 and based in Carlsbad, Calif., is an award-winning organization of clinical and technology professionals working to make quality health IT solutions accessible to organizations of virtually any size, shape or budget. Medsphere’s is a portfolio of clinical support products and professional services that leverages an electronic health record (EHR) system developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is widely credited with helping transform the VA into the nation's most efficient and clinically effective healthcare organization. OpenVista, the most fully commercialized VistA offspring, is a responsible reapplication of the VA’s $8.5 billion investment, which show have yielded $3.09 billion in benefits, primarily from the near elimination of medication administration issues and duplicate testing.

Medsphere’s enables hospital, clinic and integrated delivery network customers to pay for OpenVista from their operating budget with no upfront costs or back-end balloon payments. Expert and other services facilitate fluid and rapid transition to a paperless clinical environment focusing on best practices and evidence-based medicine in six to nine months. Medsphere also actively nurtures the , a global community of customers, partners, developers and other online collaborators who drive OpenVista innovation, and provide a parallel development and support structure.

Learn more about Medsphere’s OpenVista at .

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