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iCare  

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Click here to download current software and documentation.

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.

Package and Version Associated Patch Designation(s) Brief Patch Description
iCare Management System v2.2 BQI*2.2*1 iCare Version 2.2 Patch 1
BMXNET ADO.NET Data Provider BMX 4.0 BMXNET Version 4.0
IHS Clinical Reporting IHS Clinical Reporting 12.0 IHS Clinical Reporting Version 12.0


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

Module Minimum Version Recommended Version
VA FileMan (DI) v22.0 Patch 1003  
VA Kernal (XU) v8.0 Patch 1015  
BMXNet V4.0 V4.0 Patch 2
IHS/VA Utilities (XB) v3.0 through patch 11  
Patient Information Management System (PIMS) v5.3 through patch 1012  
IHS Clinical Reporting (BGP) V12.0  
PCC Data Entry (APCD) v2.0 through Patch 10  
PCC Health Summary (APCH) v2.0 through Patch 17  
Q-Man (AMQQ) v2.0 through Patch 21  
Taxonomy (ATX) v5.1 through Patch 10  
HIV Management System (BKM) v2.1  
IHS Asthma Register (BAT) v1.0  
IHS PCC Suite (BJPC) v2.0 Patch 6 V2.1 Patch 2
Referred Care Info System (BMC) v4.0 Patch 5  
Patient Registration (AG) v7.1 through Patch 10  
Immunization (BI) v 8.4 Patch 2 V8.5 Patch 1

User Desktop (Client) Requirements

Client PC Minimum Version
Microsoft Windows (any Windows OS that supports .NET 2.0 Framework) Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2000 SP3+,
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)
V2.0
Suggested Client PC Hardware Processor:
Minimum: Pentium III 800MHz
Suggested: Pentium 4 2GHz+
Memory (RAM):
Minimum: 1024MB
Suggested: 2048MB+
Approximate Disk Space Requirements iCare Application Footprint ~18MB
.NET 2.0 Framework ~ 100MB (if not already installed via Windows Updates)

CPU: 31ms Clock: 0s