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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
IHS Clinical Reporting (BGP) v19
iCare (BQI) v2.7 Patch 1

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 Patch 1
IHS PCC Suite (BJPC) v2.0 Patch 22
Referred Care Info System (BMC) v4.0 Patch 13
Patient Registration (AG) v7.2 Patch 7
Immunization (BI) v8.5 Patch 16
IHS User Security Audit (BUSA) v1.0
Designated Provider Mgt System (BDP) v1.0 Patch 1
EHR v1.1 Patch 22
IHS MU Performance Reports (APCM) v1.0 Patch 9
Text Integration Utilities (TIU) v1.0 Patch 1020
Clinical Reminders (PXRM) v2.0 Patch 1009
Diabetes Management System (BDM) v2.0 Patch 102

User Desktop (Client) Requirements

Client PCMinimum Versions
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: 1Ghz+
Suggested: 2GHz+
Memory (RAM):
Minimum: 2048MB
Suggested: 4096MB+
Approximate disk space requirements iCare application footprint ˜55MB