HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Allina Hospitals & Clinics to foster better patient care coordination among physician practices of all sizes in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
Under the agreement, Allina has secured special pricing on NextGen® Ambulatory EHR for its affiliated physicians, along with interoperability services to facilitate the exchange of clinical information between the practices and Allina’s Excellian system.
“By enabling a broad network of connectivity, Allina hopes to improve care, efficiency and convenience for all patients while helping our physicians meet Meaningful Use standards and lower the total cost of care,” said Robert Wieland, MD, Executive Vice President, Ambulatory Care, for Allina Hospitals & Clinics. “As an industry leader with extensive experience providing comprehensive EHR solutions, we felt NextGen Healthcare offered an ideal approach to help advance coordination of care in our region.”
Allina Hospitals & Clinics is a participant in NextGen Healthcare’s Regional Affiliate Marketing Program (RAMP), which works hand-in-hand with hospitals to help their affiliate physicians realize the benefits of a connected community. Through customized campaigns, NextGen Healthcare’s RAMP partners find support for improving their performance and position by seamlessly integrating the community around them on the NextGen® platform.
“NextGen Healthcare can help strengthen relationships between hospitals and physicians and drive adoption of an accountable care model by making data exchange easier and seamless,” said Scott Decker, president of NextGen Healthcare. “We’re excited to partner with Allina Hospitals & Clinics to help their affiliated practices not just acquire an EHR, but maximize its use through interoperability with the surrounding community.”
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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