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Medsphere Systems, Candor Healthcare Forge Healthcare IT Alliance

Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, today announced that the company has reached an agreement with Texas-based Candor Healthcare to implement Medsphere healthcare IT solutions in new hospitals Candor manages. The two companies will officially kick off the partnership with Rock Regional Hospital, a new acute care facility in Derby, Kansas, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019.

With more than 100 years of collective management team experience, Candor provides the expertise healthcare organizations need to effectively get up and running or improve existing operations. Candor services encompass organizational management and development, revenue management, and technology acquisition and optimization.

"We needed to find a healthcare IT company that could meet the needs of large and small organizations,” said Candor CEO Keith Biggers. “Medsphere clearly demonstrated that flexibility. The subscription-based payment model they offer for acute and ambulatory facilities helps us keep costs down and conserve funds that are crucial to getting a new healthcare facility on its feet. We look forward to Medsphere growing with us and offering the kind of responsive service that comes from an established partnership.”

At Rock Regional Hospital, Medsphere will implement the company’s CareVue Cloud electronic health record (EHR) as a software as a service (SaaS) solution, which incorporates a full suite of clinical, revenue cycle and financial components available through Amazon Web Services.

“We’re excited and proud to establish this relationship with Candor Healthcare,” said Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere president and CEO. “What’s particularly satisfying for Medsphere is that we share with Candor a commitment to providing healthcare facilities with the kinds of advanced healthcare IT benefits often reserved for large academic hospitals. If healthcare is going to improve to the benefit of all, we must make sure technology is uniformly available. Medsphere and Candor share that commitment.”

Medsphere's CareVue Cloud solution for acute and behavioral health care and ChartLogic’s SaaS EHR/RCM solution for ambulatory environments give management groups like Candor the freedom to work with one healthcare IT partner for clinical, revenue cycle and financial functionality.

About Candor Healthcare

Ensuring the highest standard of care for patients of partner facilities, Candor understands that the facility directly reflects on its physician partners. Candor empowers our physician partners to provide the highest standard of patient care and drive patient volumes by mitigating financial, regulatory, and legal risks. We let physicians get back to the art of practicing medicine. As a healthcare management and development company, we strive to contribute positively to the community by establishing real connections with the facilities we serve.

About Medsphere

Founded in 2002 and based in Carlsbad, Calif., Medsphere Systems Corporation is an organization of committed clinical and technology professionals working to make quality healthcare IT solutions accessible to organizations of virtually any size, shape or budget. Medsphere’s CareVue is an acute and inpatient behavioral health-oriented portfolio of clinical products and services that leverages the VistA electronic health record (EHR) system developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS). Medsphere’s Government Services Division also applies that VistA expertise to development and testing projects for both VA and IHS.

Using a vendor-independent approach to helping hospitals solve critical challenges, the Phoenix Health Systems division provides a host of healthcare IT services, including systems implementation, project management, remote service desk, end-user device management, application management and IT leadership. Medsphere’s ChartLogic division enables better ambulatory care via physician practice EHR, revenue cycle management (RCM) and practice management systems and services.

Whatever your healthcare IT challenge, Medsphere has a solution.

Learn more about Medsphere at www.medsphere.com.

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