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NextGen Healthcare Emergency Department Solution Receives 2014 ONC HIT Certification

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 NextGen® Emergency Department Solution version 6.0 is compliant with the ONC 2014 Edition criteria and was certified as an electronic health record (EHR) Module on March 7, 2014 by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable Hospital certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The ONC 2014 Edition criteria support both Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

“Having achieved complete certification of NextGen® Inpatient Clinicals last year, we are pleased to have achieved this 2014 certification for NextGen Emergency Department Solution as continued support to our customers and their focus on demonstrating Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use of certified EHR technology,” said Jonathan Isaacs, senior vice president and Hospital Division manager for NextGen Healthcare. “We believe this Modular certification underscores our commitment to providing clients with the best possible solutions to successfully address critical aspects of healthcare reform and meet Meaningful Use criteria.”

The ONC HIT Certification Program certifies that EHRs meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria and EHR Modules meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for hospital technology.

“CCHIT congratulates companies successfully achieving EHR technology certification,” said Alisa Ray, executive director, CCHIT. “These companies are now able to make their products available to providers wishing to adopt health IT to demonstrate Meaningful Use and earn federal incentives.”

The certification number for NextGen Emergency Department Solution version 6.0 is CC-2014-345777-10. ONC HIT certification conferred by CCHIT does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

NextGen Emergency Department Solution version 6.0 meets the following certification criteria:
170.314(a)(1) Computerized Provider Order Entry; 170.314(a)(2) Drug-Drug, Drug-Allergy Interaction Checks; 170.314(a)(3) Demographics; 170.314(a)(4) Vital Signs, Body Mass Index, and Growth Charts; 170.314(a)(5) Problem List; 170.314(a)(6) Medication List; 170.314(a)(7) Medication Allergy Lis; 170.314(a)(8) Clinical Decision Support; 170.314(a)(9) Electronic Notes; 170.314(a)(10) Drug Formulary Checks; 170.314(a)(11) Smoking Status; 170.314(a)(12) Image Results; 170.314(a)(13) Family Health History; 170.314(a)(14) Patient List Creation; 170.314(a)(15) Patient-Specific Education Resources; 170.314(a)(17) Advance Directives – Inpatient Setting Only; 170.314(b)(1) Transitions of Care – Receive, Display, and Incorporate Transition; 170.314(b)(2) Transitions of Care – Create and Transmit Summary Care; 170.314(b)(3) Electronic Prescribing; 170.314(b)(5) Incorporate Laboratory Tests and Values/Results; 170.314(b)(7) Data Portability; 170.314(c)(1) Clinical Quality Measures – Capture and Export; 170.314(c)(2) Clinical Quality Measures – Incorporate and Calculate; 170.314(c)(3) Clinical Quality Measures – Electronic Submission; 170.314(d)(1) Authentication, Access Control, and Authorization; 170.314(d)(2) Auditable Events and Tamper-Resistance; 170.314(d)(3) Audit Report(s); 170.314(d)(4) Amendments; 170.314(d)(5) Automatic Log-Off; 170.314(d)(6) Emergency Access; 170.314(d)(7) End-User Device Encryption; 170.314(d)(8) Integrity Gap; 170.314(e)(1) View, Download, and Transmit to 3rd Party; 170.314(f)(1) Immunization Information; 170.314(f)(2) Transmission to Immunization Registries; 170.314(g)(2) Automated Measure Calculation; 170.314(g)(3) Safety-Enhanced Design; 170.314(g)(4) Quality Management System Pass.

The clinical quality measures to which NextGen Emergency Department Solution version 6.0 has been certified include:
CMS32v3 ED-3 Median Time From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients: 170.314(c)(1); 170.314(c)(2); 170.314(c)(3)
CMS55v2 ED Throughput: Arrival to Admission Time: 170.314(c)(1); 170.314(c)(2); 170.314(c)(3)
CMS111v2 ED Throughput: Decision to Admission Time: 170.314(c)(1); 170.314(c)(2); 170.314(c)(3).

The additional software that the NextGen Emergency Department Solution version 6.0 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes: ExitCare® ExPORTER 03/11/2013; FDB MedKnowledge v3.3 and NewCrop 13.05.

Other costs that an eligible hospital would pay to implement NextGen Emergency Department Solution version 6.0 to attempt to meet Meaningful Use objectives may include but are not limited to: workstations and servers, cost dependent on purchase decisions of the client.

About CCHIT

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the public mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health information technology. The Commission has been certifying electronic health record technology since 2006 and is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a certification body (ONC-ACB). CCHIT is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a certification body for the ONC HIT Certification Program for electronic health record (EHR) technology and accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as an Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) to test EHRS. More information on CCHIT and its programs is available at http://cchit.org.

About the ONC HIT Certification Program

The ONC HIT Certification Program, provided by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) as an Office of the National Coordinator – Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB), evaluates EHR technology that has been tested against criteria and standards adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). This certification qualifies EHRs as capable of supporting achievement of Meaningful Use for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). ONC HIT certification conferred by the Certification Commission does not represent an endorsement of the certified EHR technology by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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 Jonathan Isaacs 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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