Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

IHS Hosts Listening Sessions on RPMS

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 the Acting Indian Health Service (IHS) Director, RADM Michael Weahkee, invited Tribes and Urban Programs to join one of two listening sessions regarding the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Following an announcement by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that they planned to modernize their EHR, the Veterans Information System and Technical Architecture (VistA), IHS notified Tribes that the VA’s decision will impact the IHS RPMS EHR.  Since 1984, the IHS has relied on RPMS as its health information solution. The RPMS is a government-developed health information system comprised of over 80 integrated software applications. The RPMS is VistA at its core, sharing much of the same infrastructure and some clinical applications with the VA. Over time however, the RPMS has evolved, adding many improvements, functions, and interface capabilities that do not exist in VistA. For example, many VA applications, including laboratory and pharmacy, have been extensively modified to meet IHS requirements.

IHS will host two listening sessions to collect comments and feedback regarding IHS’ plan to maintain or change RPMS moving forward.  Please use the information below to join one of the two sessions.  For additional information about the listening sessions, click here.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Monday, July 10, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Call In Information:

Conference Call: (888) 916-0647
Participant Passcode: 7693138

Written comments must be submitted to by August 25, 2017.