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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

iCare  

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This page is provided as a brief description of requirements to installing the iCare Population Management System. For detailed instructions including BQI routines, files, menus, cross references, globals and explanations, please review the iCare documentation accessed through the link above.

Introduction

The iCare Population Management GUI (BQI) software is a component of the Indian Health Service (IHS) Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) that provides case management functions. Case management provides a mechanism to inform healthcare providers about single or multiple disease states and conditions and to follow up clinical interventions. These applications can assist healthcare providers in identifying high-risk patients, tracking care reminders and the health status of individuals or populations, providing appropriate care by embedding evidence-based guidelines, and reporting outcomes. Appropriate case management improves the delivery of care, as well as the outcome. In addition, there are documented fiscal benefits when appropriate case management is introduced into the healthcare business process model.

All routines, files, options, and keys are namespaced starting with the letters BQI. The file number range for this package is 90505-90509.99.

Prerequisites

These items should be installed prior to installing iCare v2.3 Patch 4

Package and VersionAssociated Patch Designation(s)Brief Patch Description
iCare Management System v2.3 BQI*2.3*2 iCare Version 2.2 Patch 2
BMXNET ADO.NET Data Provider Version 4.0 BMX*4.0*3 BMXNET Version 4.0 Patch 3
IHS CLINICAL REPORTING Version 13.0 BGP*13.0*1 IHS CLINICAL REPORTING Version 13.0 Patch 1
IHS USER SECURITY AUDIT Version 1.0 IHS USER SECURITY AUDIT 1.0 MU Audit functionality
IHS MU PERFORMANCE REPORTS Version 1.0 APCM*1.0*2 MU PERFORMANCE Patch 2

The following table shows the versions of other packages that should be installed for iCare to work properly.

ModuleMinimum VersionRecommended Version
VA FileMan (DI) v22.0 Patch 1017
VA Kernel (XU) v8.0 Patch 1017
BMXNet (BMX) v4.0 Patch 3
IHS/VA Utilities (XB) v3.0 through Patch 11
Patient Information Management System (PIMS) v5.3 through Patch 1017
IHS Clinical Reporting (BGP) v15.0
PCC Data Entry (APCD) v2.0 through Patch 10
PCC Health Summary (APCH) v2.0 through Patch 17
QMAN (AMQQ) v2.0 through Patch 21
Taxonomy (ATX) v5.1 through Patch 10
HIV Management System (BKM) v2.1 Patch 2
IHS Asthma Register (BAT) v1.0 Patch 1
IHS PCC Suite (BJPC) v2.0 Patch 10
Referred Care Info System (BMC) v4.0 Patch 8
Patient Registration (AG) v7.2 Patch 4
Immunization (BI) v8.5 Patch 8
HER v1.1 Patch 13
iCare Management System (BQI) v2.3 Patch 2
IHS User Security Audit (BUSA) v1.0
IHS MU Performance Reports (APCM) v1.0 Patch 5

User Desktop (Client) Requirements

Client PCMinimum Version
Microsoft® Windows® (any Windows® OS that supports .NET 4.0 Framework) Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP SP2, Windows 2003 Server®, Windows® 2000 SP3+, Windows ME®, Windows 98/98SE®
Microsoft® .NET Framework
(The iCare installation package will check for the .NET framework prerequisite and will assist the user with download and installation if needed)
V4.0 (minimum client version)
Suggested client PC hardware Processor:
Minimum: Pentium III 800MHz
Suggested: Pentium 4 2GHz+
Memory (RAM):
Minimum: 2048MB
Suggested: 4096MB+
Approximate disk space requirements iCare application footprint ≈55MB
CPU: 462ms Clock: 0s