IRVINE, Calif. … February 17, 2009 … Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) announced today that its integrated healthcare information technology platform was evaluated by the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) and recognized in a recent white paper by the non-profit organization for its outstanding features, functionality and performance.
The NNOHA's Health Information Technology (HIT) Committee engaged in an evaluation of a small group of oral health technology systems used by dental practices today and reported the results in a white paper outlining those four platforms it deemed superior. The committee reviewed the electronic dental record (EDR), dental practice management (DPM) and digital radiography components of all the systems evaluated.
In its white paper entitled: "Guide to the Future: Using HIT to Improve Oral Health Access and Outcomes", NNOHA determined that when used together with NextGen on the same platform, Quality Systems' features, functionality and integration are considered by the committee to be best practice and state-of-the art.
"We are extremely pleased to be recognized by NNOHA's HIT Committee and included in its white paper study. There are currently about 6,000 practice sites using Quality Systems and NextGen products and of those, approximately 2,000 utilize the Quality Systems dental solution suite. We continue to demonstrate the system's capabilities to the marketplace as we strive to raise awareness of the benefits and efficiencies that a health information technology system can bring to a dental practice. We are honored that the NNOHA HIT Committee recognized the enhanced functionally that our products and services bring to the dental community and appreciate the time spent and effort put forth by all the committee members to evaluate our platform," said Donn Neufeld, senior vice president and general manager, Quality Systems' Dental Division.
Huong H. Le, DDS, chairperson of the NNOHA HIT Committee, added: "We believe that the Quality Systems product offered the most robust integration of key data elements between EDR and electronic medical records (EMR) when integrated with the company's NextGen practice management system. The combined system offers federal and state regulation monitoring, and a keen understanding of Health Centers, Migrant Healthcare, Homeless Healthcare and government payers."
NNOHA cited many strengths of the Quality Systems platform including user friendliness with beneficial voice-activated periodontal charting; billing; patient care; treatment planning; training and support; security and tracking; and reporting when it shares its platform with its medical counterpart, NextGen.
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) is a nationwide network of dental providers who care for patients in migrant, homeless and community health centers. These providers understand that oral disease can affect a person's speech, appearance, health, and quality of life and that inadequate access to oral health services is a significant problem for low-income individuals. The members of NNOHA are committed to improving the overall health of the country's underserved individuals through increased access to oral health services. For more information about NNOHA and a complete copy of the white paper, visit www.nnoha.org.
About Quality Systems, Inc.
Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare Information Systems subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, patient records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices. Visit www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com for additional information.