Connectivity with Statewide Health Information Exchange to Improve
Care Coordination for Patients across Massachusetts
HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality
Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare
information systems, services, and connectivity solutions, today
announced it has successfully connected to the Mass HIway, marking the
opening of a new secure electronic communication channel for
Massachusetts healthcare providers. This has created thousands of
connections across hospitals and eligible professionals nationwide.
Through this partnership, providers utilizing NextGen®
Share can now exchange crucial patient information with the
350+ organizations connected to the Mass HIway, the statewide health
information exchange that facilitates the transmission of healthcare
data and health information amongst providers, hospitals, and other
healthcare entities throughout Massachusetts.
As a HISP solution, NextGen Share provides secure connectivity between
both NextGen Healthcare and non-NextGen Healthcare providers. The
solution fully supports interoperability across all certified Electronic
Health Records (EHR) vendors to enable robust exchange of clinical
information. It includes a searchable provider directory and message
translation between supported formats. Providers can exchange clinical
data files such as Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA)
files and attachments, referral request letters, intake notes, and more.
Access to and sharing of this type of patient data will improve patient
safety and patient health outcomes across the network.
"Collaborating and connecting with an interoperability leader like
NextGen Healthcare, Mass HIway participants will now be able to connect
with many Community Health Centers and practices that use NextGen's EHR
and HISP, resulting in better coordination of care for each patient and
more comprehensive information for every physician," said Darrel Harmer,
acting secretariat chief information officer at the Massachusetts'
Executive Office of Health and Human Services. "The partnership with
NextGen Healthcare exemplifies how use of the Mass HIway can improve the
speed and efficiency of care coordination for all Massachusetts'
"The exchange of healthcare data promises to deliver far greater
benefits than just the convenience of data mobility," explained Michael
Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen
Healthcare. "The Direct messaging connection between NextGen Healthcare
and the Mass HIway clearly demonstrates our commitment to enabling the
uninhibited exchange of patient data and reaffirms our commitment to
data fluidity. Through the deployment of NextGen Share, we are lowering
the barriers to data interoperability, and the cost to do so, thereby
creating the necessary communications channels to circumvent data
blockers while complying with state and federal privacy laws."
About the Mass HIway
The mission of the Mass HIway is to deploy a secure electronic health
information exchange that is accessible to all healthcare systems
statewide, regardless of affiliation, location, or differences in
technology; and to serve as a tool for the Commonwealth's healthcare
community, improving coordination, quality, patient satisfaction, and
public health reporting while containing costs. The Mass HIway is
operated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Office of
Health and Human Services and overseen by a Health Information
Technology Council and informed by consumer, provider, legal and policy,
and technology advisory groups to promote a transparent,
multi-stakeholder engagement model.
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, visit www.nextgen.com
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About Quality Systems, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare
subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management,
electronic health records, and revenue cycle management applications as
well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group
practices and small hospitals. Visit www.qsii.com
for additional information.
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including
but not limited to statements made by Michael Lovett related to the
Company's future products and offerings, the regulatory compliance of
such 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
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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