|By Business Wire||
|August 26, 2014 05:00 AM EDT||
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today an agreement with North Carolina Pediatric Associates to deploy NextGen® Ambulatory EHR, NextGen® Practice Management and NextGen® Patient Portal across its enterprise.
Having outgrown the functionality of its existing system, North Carolina Pediatric Associates required an integrated platform built on a single database to meet its specialty specific needs. Under the agreement, North Carolina Pediatric Associates will leverage NextGen solutions across its four North Carolina practice locations to streamline business processes, increase practice efficiencies and assist in the delivery of outcome-based patient care. Additionally, the integration of the NextGen Patient Portal will facilitate effective electronic communication and clinical data exchange between physicians and patients, helping the organization meet the Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 criteria for engaging patients and families in their healthcare.
This agreement will provide North Carolina Pediatric Associates with the necessary technology for meeting its specialty-specific needs, as well as reform initiatives such as the transition to ICD-10 and MU Stage 2, while also delivering enhanced access to patient data and appointment scheduling, improved flexibility to handle high patient volumes, streamlined workflow and more comprehensive claims management capabilities.
“We initially looked at NextGen in an effort to find a better practice management system, but what we found was a better system all together; that’s ready for both ICD-10 and MU Stage 2. The system provides everything we need in one database with one login, making integration between clinical and administrative workflow much easier and reporting more comprehensive than through other systems with separate databases,” said Dr. Cornelius F. Cathcart, president and owner of North Carolina Pediatric Associates. “The ability to exchange data across our enterprise in real-time will not only help us streamline our administrative workflow, but will also facilitate an environment for improved quality of care for our patients. Most importantly, it frees us up as physicians so we can focus on what we do best – take care of patients.”
“The unique health needs of children and adolescents differ substantially from those of adults. As such, pediatric specialty providers require solutions designed to meet their specific needs while enabling them to optimize the patient experience and more effectively coordinate care,” said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare. “Our collaboration with North Carolina Pediatric Associates demonstrates the value and breadth of our solution, which has the capability to cater to more than 25 types of specialty providers that leverage our technology to improve patient outcomes.”
About North Carolina Pediatric Associates
Serving in North Carolina since 1982, North Carolina Pediatric Associates provides primary care, newborn and well-baby care, immunizations, well-child physicals, school and sports physicals, sex education counseling, family counseling, nutritional counseling, acute care and chronic medical care to pediatric patients. North Carolina Pediatric Associates provides these services at its four locations in Henderson, Oxford, Butner/Creedmoor and Louisburg. For more information, visit www.ncpedsassociates.com.
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 related to future use of the company’s products and statements made by Michael Lovett related to the Company’s future products and offerings. 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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