Flexibility of Technology Will Help ACT Medical Group Members Meet Unique Mobile Care Needs While Also Providing Tools Needed to Achieve Meaningful Use
HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, today announced it has executed an agreement with ACT Health Management Services (HMS) to deploy NextGen® Ambulatory EHR and NextGen® Practice Management. Through the agreement, HMS – a managed services organization – will provide ACT Medical Group members with access to the integrated NextGen® platform.
Offering medical directorship, primary care, psychiatry, and psychotherapy services to long-term care facilities and community agencies across North Carolina, ACT Medical Group’s more than 70 clinicians serve patients at 400 different locations. The organization also leverages telehealth to provide “mobilization care” to its patients. The NextGen® platform will offer the technical flexibility needed to support this unique care model, such as the ability to handle high patient volumes as it relates to rounding and enabling clinicians to work offline at certain remote locations and then synchronize data at a later time.
“Our mission is to partner with customers and clinicians to provide quality, innovative patient care while also creating an environment that offers unmatched clinician satisfaction and retention,” said Erinn Beekman, president of ACT HMS and ACT Medical Group. “Implementing the NextGen platform furthers this mission, and will enable providers to decrease inefficiencies and enhance quality of care with an eye toward achieving Meaningful Use.”
“We’re very excited about the product’s ePrescribing functionality because it will enable providers to meet mandatory Meaningful Use criteria and also help us solve logistical challenges we currently face with patients that have to pick up prescriptions – a controlled substance prescription, for example,” added Beekman.
NextGen Ambulatory EHR and NextGen Practice Management both provide reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to accurately track quality improvement measures – another key requirement for achieving Meaningful Use. Additionally, NextGen Practice Management can be used to help identify service offerings that may not have been previously billed.
“We applaud ACT Health Management Services for taking a forward-thinking approach to supporting its client’s needs – both from a clinical and administrative standpoint,” said Scott Decker, president of NextGen Healthcare. “We are committed to providing flexible technology that enables all healthcare organizations to meet their emerging needs, regardless of care model.”
Precision Health Care, a critical access behavioral health agency and provider of quality mental health and substance abuse services to adults and children, will be the second organization to leverage NextGen Healthcare technology through ACT HMS. “Go live” is tentatively slated for early 2011.
NextGen Healthcare’s NextGen Ambulatory EHR version 5.6 SP1 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on September 30, 2010, by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
The clinical quality measures to which NextGen Ambulatory EHR version 5.6 SP1 (Certification ID: CC-1112-345777-1) has been certified include NQF 0421, NQF 0013, NQF 0028, NQF 0041, NQF 0024, NQF 0038, NQF 0059, NQF 0064, and NQF 0061. The additional software NextGen Ambulatory EHR version 5.6 relied upon to demonstrate compliance includes First DataBank for 170.302(a), Health Quality Measure HQF for 170.304(j), Active Reports for 170.304(j), NextGen Patient Portal for 170.304(g), Rosetta 5.6.5 for 170.302(k), 170.302(l), 170.304(f), 170.304(h), and 170.304(i).
CCHIT Certified® is a registered mark of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology.
About NextGen Healthcare NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII), provides integrated clinical, financial and connectivity solutions 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 or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare.
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