|By Business Wire||
|March 11, 2014 05:00 AM EDT||
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today that Sarah Corley, M.D., FACP, chief medical officer for NextGen Healthcare, has been elected to serve on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association Executive Committee.
The executive committee represents the EHR Association in collaboration with other industry organizations such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the American Hospital Association (AHA), College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), by setting Association policy and direction in conjunction with Association workgroups. The executive committee is responsible for establishing the guiding principles of the EHR Association and for developing and implementing strategic plans.
In her role as NextGen’s chief medical officer, on a day-to-day basis, Corley ensures NextGen® products meet the needs of clinicians, such as clinical documentation and adherence to regulatory requirements. She also manages a team of physicians employed by NextGen Healthcare to help clients maximize the benefits of health IT and improve workflow.
“I am honored to be elected member of the executive committee for the EHR Association. This opportunity allows us to work with our vendor colleagues, policy makers and private organizations to help support and improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare through information technology,” Corley said. “It’s essential that vendors work together to improve the quality of healthcare provided in this country. As both a medical provider and chief medical officer of a leading EHR vendor, I am focused on ensuring that providers have access to the technology they need to meet the increased challenges brought about by healthcare reform. Now, more than ever, this means achieving improved outcomes for patients and greater operational efficiency for healthcare organizations.”
Corley continues to serve part-time as a primary care internist in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. She also currently serves as the chair of the EHR Association Patient Safety Workgroup, collaboratively working with member companies and key stakeholders to advance the safe use of EHRs. She served a four-year term as Governor of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a six-year term on their National Medical Informatics Subcommittee. She served two terms as a Commissioner for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT). Corley represents the ACP on the Physicians Electronic Health Record Coalition. She received post-graduate training in Medical Informatics at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). She has used electronic health records for the past 20 years and has spoken extensively on the subject. Her research interest lies in using EHRs to improve quality in medical practices.
“We look forward to the contributions Sarah will make in this capacity. Since joining NextGen, I have been impressed by her professionalism, knowledge, collaborative spirit and absolute dedication to the positive impact that electronic health records can have on patient outcomes. The EHR Association’s recognition of her leadership and the expertise she brings will positively affect its mission,” said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare.
About the EHR Association
Established in 2004, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is comprised of more than 40 companies that supply the vast majority of operational EHRs to physicians’ practices and hospitals across the United States. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. The EHR Association and its members are committed to supporting safe healthcare delivery, fostering continued innovation, and operating with high integrity in the market for our users and their patients and families. The EHR Association is a partner of the Health Information Systems Management Society (HIMSS). For more information, visit http://www.himssEHRA.org.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit www.nextgen.com and www.qsii.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nextgen, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/nextgen-healthcare-information-systems.
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including
but not limited to those statements made by Michael Lovett and/or Dr.
Sarah Corley related to developments and trends in the healthcare
industry. These statements are based on current expectations of future
events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or
uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the
Company’s expectations and projections. Factors that could cause
the anticipated results to differ from those described in the
forward-looking statements include the possibility that products will
not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the impact of incentive
payments under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on sales and
the ability of the Company to meet continued certification requirements;
the development by competitors of new or superior technologies; the
timing, cost and success or failure of new product and service
introductions, development and product upgrade releases; undetected
errors or bugs in our software; changing economic, political or
regulatory influences in the healthcare industry; availability of
third-party products and components; competitive pressures including
product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; the Company's
ability or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; possible
regulation of the Company's software by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration; and general economic conditions. Additional risks
and uncertainties are set forth in the Company’s public filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under
the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The
Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these
forward-looking statements except as required by law.
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