Welcome!

News Feed Item

NextGen Healthcare Achieves Vendor Agnostic Interoperability

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 it now is capable of successfully transmitting clinical care information between disparate technology platforms, thereby achieving vendor agnostic interoperability.

Arizona Community Surgeons, a Tucson-based multispecialty surgical group is using NextGen® technology to successfully exchange C-CDA (Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture) Summary of Care messages via direct secure transport with Tucson Medical Center, a 600-bed nonprofit community hospital utilizing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) from Epic. The interoperability leverages the Surescripts clinical network, a certified Health Information Service Provider (HISP).

The Surescripts clinical network enables clinical care information, including immunization summaries, CCDs, referrals, discharge summaries and lab results, to be transmitted between peers, practices and health systems locally and nationally across all technology platforms. The network supports all federal and state policies and standards for health information exchange, including privacy and security standards, technology interoperability standards and message type.

Through this level of interoperability, NextGen Healthcare clients can seamlessly communicate and share important clinical information via a secure and integrated messaging service with any provider on the Surescripts network, regardless of their health technology vendor.

Interoperability is required for success throughout many key areas of Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2), particularly MU2 Core Measure 15: Summary of Care. The exchange of Summary of Care documents requires clinical connectivity through a network platform whereby the more providers in the network, the more valuable it becomes to all of them.

“It is exciting to finally reach the point of exchanging records securely with an outside system,” said Connie Choza, CEO of Arizona Community Surgeons. “As a surgical group, we share patients with multiple hospitals on a daily basis. The ability to exchange vital information improves accuracy, efficiency and, ultimately, patient safety because there is less risk of data entry error.”

“As an organization with a Stage 7 [Electronic Medical Record] EMR, the most advanced level to date, we’re committed to leveraging health information technology to improve the quality of patient care. The ability to efficiently share patient information with our community partners is a major priority for us, and we’re excited about the opportunity to establish direct secure messaging with Arizona Community Surgeons. This is a critical step to elevating the interoperability of sophisticated EMR systems and improving both quality and safety on behalf of patients,” said Frank Marini, senior vice president and chief information officer for Tucson Medical Center.

“Our nationwide clinical network is growing to meet the interoperability needs of the entire health system as it moves from a volume- to a value-based approach to care,” said Harry Totonis, president and chief executive officer of Surescripts. “The Surescripts network allows care providers to leverage their technology investment and strategically prepare for the future, by enabling clinicians to share information with community partners, and providing a clear path to meet regulatory requirements.”

“The ability to share health information electronically across care teams - regardless of technology platforms - is essential to addressing care and compliance mandates among rapidly evolving healthcare communities,” explained Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare. “Using Direct to generate, transmit, and receive messages levels the playing field for interoperability across vendors, and demonstrates that we are right there with the capability of offering our clients a more sophisticated approach to enhanced care, enabling them to connect with their community and participate fully in a collaborative environment.”

About Arizona Community Surgeons, PC

Arizona Community Surgeons, PC is a multispecialty surgical group serving Tucson and surrounding communities in Southern Arizona. With over 30 surgeons, Arizona Community Surgeons provides general, colorectal, breast, oncologic, endocrine, thoracic, bariatric, orthopedic, plastic and reconstructive surgical services. For more information, visit http://acssurgeons.com/.

About Tucson Medical Center

Tucson Medical Center, licensed at more than 600 beds, has been Tucson’s nonprofit community hospital for 70 years. In addition to serving as a regional resource for emergency and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), TMC offers top-notch intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. New operating rooms provide the latest technology for a full range of surgical procedures. Specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiac, orthopaedic, neuroscience, imaging and senior services.

About Surescripts

Surescripts operates a national clinical network that connects pharmacies, payers, pharmacy benefit managers, physicians, hospitals, integrated delivery networks, health information exchanges and health technology firms to enable the efficient and secure exchange of health information. Guided by the principles of neutrality, transparency, physician and patient choice, open standards, collaboration and privacy, Surescripts provides information for routine, recurring and emergency care. Together with our network participants, Surescripts is committed to saving lives, improving efficiency and reducing the cost of health care for all. For more information, go to www.surescripts.com and follow us at twitter.com/surescripts.

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 related to interoperability, future collaboration with Surescripts, future collaboration with Epic, the Company’s future products and offerings, and 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 the products of Cerner or the Company 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.

© 2014 Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA 92612

® marks owned by Quality Systems, Inc.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time. Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing perf...
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) has announced that NoviFlow Inc.has deployed IxNetwork® to validate the company’s designs and accelerate the delivery of its proven, reliable products. Based in Montréal, NoviFlow Inc. supports network carriers, hyperscale data center operators, and enterprises seeking greater network control and flexibility, network scalability, and the capacity to handle extremely large numbers of flows, while maintaining maximum network performance. To meet these requirements, NoviFlow in...
As companies gain momentum, the need to maintain high quality products can outstrip their development team’s bandwidth for QA. Building out a large QA team (whether in-house or outsourced) can slow down development and significantly increases costs. This eBook takes QA profiles from 5 companies who successfully scaled up production without building a large QA team and includes: What to consider when choosing CI/CD tools How culture and communication can make or break implementation