Medsphere Systems has signed an agreement with the Arkansas Department of Human Services to implement Medsphere healthcare IT solutions in the Arkansas State Hospital (ASH).

As part of the agreement, the company will implement its CareVue Cloud electronic health record (EHR) and RCM Cloud revenue cycle management solution at ASH, which is an acute psychiatric inpatient facility located in Little Rock.

The state-run mental health facility has 222 beds across three areas of care: general adult, forensic, and adolescent.

ASH CEO Jay Battle said: “We were looking for a healthcare IT system that served the clinical needs of patients and providers. CareVue Cloud checks all the boxes.

“We’re excited about the clinical and behavioural health-specific functionality of Medsphere’s customised solutions and how these solutions can enhance our ability to meet our mission.”

According to Medsphere, CareVue Cloud and RCM Cloud are implemented together as software as a service (SaaS) solutions.

The IT solutions provide clients with a full suite of clinical, revenue cycle and financial components available through Amazon Web Services.

Medsphere president and CEO Irv Lichtenwald said: “We’re proud of this partnership with the Arkansas State Hospital, especially as it represents support for clinicians providing last-line-of-defense healthcare.

“Medsphere and ASH both believe that quality healthcare IT should not threaten spending on actual care, and we share a commitment to Arkansas citizens that their hard-earned tax dollars will positively impact hospital patients.”

The implementation of CareVue Cloud and RCM Cloud solutions for acute and behavioural health care allow public hospitals to work with one healthcare IT partner for clinical, revenue cycle and financial functionality, Medsphere noted.