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Divurgent and Medsphere Join Forces to Tackle Meaningful Use and ICD-10 Challenges

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. and CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Divurgent, an innovative provider of healthcare IT consulting services, today announced a strategic partnership with Medsphere Systems Corporation. Through this agreement, Divurgent will support Medsphere clients in transforming care while addressing various industry compliance initiatives including Meaningful Use, ICD-10, and value-based purchasing models.  Divurgent and Medsphere will work collaboratively with Medsphere clients to apply clinical and revenue cycle transformation experience in support of organizational changes that ensure ongoing business viability while meeting Meaningful Use and ICD-10 timelines.

Medsphere, the leading provider of open-source electronic health record (EHR) solutions, enables healthcare providers to make transformative improvements to clinical care and financial systems using OpenVista®, the open-source version of the proven VistA EHR developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The integration of Atigeo's xPatterns C.A.C. coding module with the OpenVista® EHR will provide Medsphere customers with a highly accurate clinical coding engine that supports multiple specialties, native ICD-10 auto-coding, automated localization, and learning and feedback loops for optimization.

"We are thrilled to move into this formal, collaborative relationship with Medsphere to address the tremendous challenges associated with ICD-10 and Meaningful Use planning and change management," said Mary Sirois, vice president of clinical transformation for Divurgent. "Despite the upheaval healthcare is now experiencing, it is incumbent on us to still enable quality care by aligning technology utilization with strategic organization initiatives and preparing providers for the move toward risk-sharing and value-based care."

Divurgent has supported Medsphere clients for the past five years by implementing clinical systems, successfully preparing for and attesting to Meaningful Use requirements, and leveraging clinical and financial technologies to transform care and improve care transitions. 

"Working collaboratively, Medsphere and Divurgent can provide the services our clients need to weather the 'perfect storm' of healthcare changes mandated by the federal government," said Irv Lichtenwald, Medsphere president and CEO. "Hospitals and healthcare organizations must prepare for ICD-10 and Meaningful Use Stage 2 adoption, or course, but also for the continual process improvement required to optimize care and assure proper reimbursement. We could not ask for a better partner than Divurgent to help our clients to do just that."  

About Divurgent

Divurgent is not the typical healthcare consulting firm.  As a nationally recognized company, we strive to be different, to think outside of the box for innovative healthcare solutions.  Our goal is simple. To transform healthcare for our clients and the communities they serve.

Focused on the business of hospitals, health systems and affiliated providers, Divurgent believes successful outcomes are derived from powerful partnerships.  Recognizing the unique culture that every organization offers, we leverage the depth of our experienced consulting team to create customized solutions that best meet our client's goals.  Utilizing best practices and methodologies, we help improve our client's operational effectiveness, financial performance, and quality of patient care.  For more information about Divurgent, visit us at www.divurgent.com

About Medsphere

Founded in 2002 and based in Carlsbad, Calif., Medsphere Systems Corporation comprises a dedicated group of clinical and technology professionals working to make quality health IT solutions accessible to organizations of virtually any size, shape or budget. Medsphere's OpenVista® 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 VistA EHR 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 recent studies show have yielded $3.09 billion in benefits, primarily from the near elimination of medication administration issues and duplicate testing.  

Medsphere's subscription-based pricing model 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 implementation 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 Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem, a global community of customers, partners, developers and other online collaborators who drive OpenVista innovation, and provide a parallel development and support structure.

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