The ICE Health Service Corps (IHSC) electronic medical record requirements are addressed by the following: sMART an electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR): tracks medication administration in ICE detention facilities and Correctional Institutions. Pharmacy System (CIPS) is a service used to manage the inventory and distribution of drugs in a confined space.
IHSC uses a COTS pharmacy management system designed to meet the needs of a prison or jail. This provides fast, efficient filling and its quick, easy operation makes it easy to learn and work by quickly training new employees or service providers. IHSC purchased the pharmacy records management system in 2004 and currently all 17 pharmacies in ICE detention facilities use the program. The system is designed as a client/server environment with COTS software and database servers hosted in a FedRAMP certified cloud.
IHSC also uses EAR drugs, a medication management program, which is integrated with their pharmacy record management system. The program tracks drug administration for detainees, thus providing critical patient information that is fed into the patient’s medical history in 18 ICE storage facilities.
The scope of the initiative is the development of Agile programs for Solution Integration and Tier 3 Helpdesk support for the electronic Medication and Administration Record (eMAR) and medication use, subsystems, web services, and system enhancements. Contractor Tier 3 support will include an eHR resource with content expertise and the configuration of control systems derived from vendor support and project management. Support includes assisting the ICE Government and contract staff to support operations and maintenance (O&M) of the eHR. Support staff may have access to eHR technical staff as needed. Special functions are included in the integrated system of medical record databases – in particular, the management of pharmacy records that integrate with the drug monitoring program that tracks the distribution of drugs to inmates. This data is sent to the inmate’s health record.
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