|Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS)|
RPMS was developed and designed specifically for Indian healthcare, and is used daily in hundreds of locations. RPMS has proven to be financially beneficial as well. It is cost-effective to maintain and the use of one system throughout the many and diverse Indian Health system facilities ensures that data are shared and exchanged among healthcare providers. This eliminates a great deal of duplicate data entry and also allows IHS to compile the reports that help ensure the appropriation and funding of special programs unique to the American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
RPMS software includes over 50 integrated software applications developed and maintained by physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, healthcare administrators, and software programmers. Each of the applications operates individually, or as an integrated solution to clinical, administrative and financial requirements. They are continually enhanced to meet the changing needs of the Indian Health community. RPMS applications can also be interfaced with a variety of commercial off-the-shelf software products.
RPMS software applications fall into three major categories: Clinical, Administrative, and Infrastructure. The clinical applications record and compile information that support various healthcare programs. Administrative applications enable staff to record patient registration information, schedule appointments and procedures, and to handle all related billing functions. The third major category, infrastructure applications, helps to make the entire program run smoothly.