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NextGen Healthcare First to Achieve EHNAC Practice Management System Accreditation
January 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM EST

PMSAP accreditation demonstrates Company's adherence to higher standard of quality, privacy and security, and creates trustworthy framework with providers

HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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, today announced it is amongst the first Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) vendors to achieve full accreditation with the Practice Management System Accreditation Program (PMSAP) from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).

EHNAC's PMSAP accreditation serves as a third-party review and provides an additional level of assurance to the provider community during the evaluation process of PMS system vendors. Additionally, the program was jointly developed with the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) and provides a review of the PMS vendor readiness to support and implement ICD-10 in 2015.

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated NextGen Healthcare in areas of privacy, security, mandated standards and operating rules, and key operational functions. Additionally, EHNAC assessed the organization's health information and oversight for meeting privacy and security, HIPAA and ACA requirements, as well as focused on technical performance, business processes and resource management.

"Building trust in the healthcare community is of utmost importance in today's market, and there's certainly no exception amongst practice management system vendors," said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. "PMS leaders like NextGen Healthcare demonstrate the type of high caliber of quality, protection and assurances that the provider community is calling for through its EHNAC PMS accreditation. We congratulate them on earning this significant achievement."

NextGen® Practice Management (PM) is an integrated, robust set of IT tools that help practices improve operational results and maintain compliance. NextGen PM helps increase productivity, capture more revenue, and drive informed decisions. It helps practices transition to accountable care, pay-for-performance models. It is a critical element of the NextGen suite and operates as an integrated solution with NextGen® Ambulatory EHR, Patient Portal, Optical Management, Document Management, and other elements of the NextGen Healthcaresuite of solutions.

"Organizations that receive EHNAC accreditations improve business processes, innovation, quality of service, and regulatory compliance," said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare. "As one of only two vendors having achieved EHNAC PMS accreditation, we view this accreditation as an essential benchmark in our commitment to providing our clients with higher standards of quality. It underscores our abilities in establishing a trustworthy framework with providers and demonstrates that client and patient privacy is a top priority."


The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, eprescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors and third-party administrators. EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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 and www.qsii.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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 and www.nextgen.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 those 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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