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RPMS Resources


The Resource and Patient Management System, an Indian Health Services product, provides a comprehensive medical records tracking and reporting system used widely throughout the Indian community.


The RPMS course materials and other resources are provided on this page:


RPMS Course Materials: A set of fifteen classes covering the RPMS system. Midterm and final exams are part of the set.

Additional Resources: A library of additional information, presentations and associated reference materials.

RPMS Reference Links: Links to on-line resources, support sites and institutions using RPMS.


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Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) uses an electronic health record (EHR), population management system (PMS), and health information exchange (HIE) to provide care for members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation. They supplement their base EHR with various interfaces to gain additional functionality, such as access to electronic lab reporting, an electronic oral health record, and a digital imaging system.
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iCare is the RPMS Population Management Graphical User Interface tool that helps efficiently manage the care of populations and patients. The interface acts as a wrapper to pull the data contained in RPMS into the iCare application. It was deployed in 2007.


​Resource and Patient Management System - or RPMS - is a decentralized integrated solution for management of both clinical and administrative information in these healthcare facilities. Flexible hardware configurations, over 50 software applications, and network communication components combine to create a comprehensive clinical, financial, and administrative solution; a solution that can stand alone or function in concert with other components as needed. Professionals in American Indian, Alaska Native, and private sector health facilities use RPMS every day to efficiently manage programs, maximize revenue generation, and most important, to provide high-quality care for patients.


The mission of the National Indian Health Board Regional Extension Center (NIHB REC) is to provide technical health IT services to assist 2,700 priority primary care providers working in Indian Health Service/Tribal/Urban Indian (I/T/U) health facilities across the U.S. to qualify for CMS's Meaningful Use incentives by the end of 2014.​


​Enhanced collection of healthcare IT management products for RPMS.


The Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) is an IHS-wide system designed to provide detailed and comprehensive clinical and administrative information to providers and managers at all levels of the Indian health system in order to allow them to better manage individual patients, local facilities, regional and national programs. It has several components for reporting detailed information on patient characteristics, diagnoses, and specific services provided to those patients. RPMS is a decentralized automated information system of over 50 integrated software applications with separate, individual databases at local sites. RPMS software modules fall into three major categories: (1) administrative applications that perform patient registration, scheduling, billing, and linkage functions; (2) clinical applications that support various healthcare programs within IHS; and (3) infrastructure applications. It has the capability to produce special reports, by individual provider, clinic, outpatient versus inpatient services, in addition to other output generated from patient-level records. Taken together, the RPMS components collect, store, and then display an extensive abstract of clinical and administrative information gathered during patient contacts.