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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.


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.


The RPMS server portion of the iCare application does not require a specific version, cache or operation system (OS). However, the RPMS server must be able to fully support BMXNet (BMX) 4.0 or higher, and is therefore subject to any requirements need to run that application. Please refer to the BMX version 4.0 Technical Manual for details.

ModuleMinimum VersionRecommended Version
IHS ICD/CPT Lookup & Grouper (AICD) v4.0 Patch 1
Taxonomy (ATX) v5.1 through Patch 29 Patch 30
IHS Clinical Reporting (BGP) v19 v19.1
iCare (BQI) v2.7 Patch 2

Software minimum versions recommended to allow iCare to work properly.

ModuleMinimum VersionRecommended Version
VA FileMan (DI) v22.0 Patch 1019
VA Kernel (XU) v8.0 Patch 1019
BMXNet (BMX) v4.0 Patch 4
IHS/VA Utilities (XB) v3.0 through Patch 11
Patient Information Management System (PIMS) v5.3 through Patch 1019
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
HIV Management System (BKM) v2.2 Patch 2
IHS Asthma Register (BAT) v1.0
IHS PCC Suite (BJPC) v2.0 Patch 22
IHS MU Performance Reports (APCM) v1.0 Patch 9
Referred Care Info System (BMC) v4.0 Patch 13
Patient Registration (AG) v7.2 Patch 7
Immunization (BI) v8.5 Patch 17
IHS User Security Audit (BUSA) v1.0 Patch 1
Diabetes Management System (BDM) v2.0 Patch 12
Designated Provider Mgt System (BDP) v1.0 Patch 1
EHR v1.1 Patch 25
Clinical Reminders (PXRM) v2.0 Patch 1009
Text Integration Utilities (TIU) v1.0 Patch 1021

User Desktop (Client) Requirements

Client PCMinimum Versions
Microsoft® Windows® (any Windows® OS that supports .NET 4.0 Framework) Windows® 7 or higher
Windows 2008 Server® or higher
Microsoft® .NET Framework
V4.0 (minimum client version)
Suggested client PC hardware Processor:
Minimum: 1Ghz+
Suggested: 2GHz+
Memory (RAM):
Minimum: 2048MB
Suggested: 4096MB+
Approximate disk space requirements iCare application footprint ˜55MB