NextGen Healthcare Named a Preferred EHR Vendor by Ohio Regional Extension Center

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, announced today that it has been named a preferred vendor of electronic health records by Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP), one of two federally designated regional extension centers (RECs) for Ohio.

NextGen® Ambulatory EHR version 5.6 will be part of a select group of products recommended by OHIP to physician practices, community health centers and critical access hospitals for use in meeting the Meaningful Use criteria and securing incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“We are very pleased to be working with NextGen Healthcare to expand the reach of electronic health records in Ohio. This program will have a significant impact on the continuity of patient care, improving the lives of both patients and physicians,” said Fred Richards, COO and CIO of OHIP.

OHIP is a non-profit entity designated by the state and federal governments to advance the adoption, implementation, and Meaningful Use of health information technology among providers in Ohio. Awarded $28.5 million in federal stimulus funding, the organization’s goal is to transition 6,000 physicians to EHRs by February 2012.

“Partnering with OHIP is another important milestone for NextGen Healthcare and for providers striving toward meeting the Meaningful Use requirements,” said Scott Irwin, Director of Regional Extension Center Support at NextGen Healthcare. “Ohio-based physicians are set to benefit from our affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, 24/7 training opportunities and money-back guarantee. As our national footprint of more than 100,000 users grows each day, we’re pleased to expand relationships with the regional extension centers as well.”

NextGen Healthcare was recently named a preferred or selected vendor by the regional extension centers in New York and Massachusetts, which have been charged with helping more than 12,000 physicians adopt EHRs. Both physicians and RECs can take advantage of the NextGen Path to Meaningful Use as a guide to using NextGen Ambulatory EHR to help meet Meaningful Use measures. NextGen Healthcare’s Grants Resource Center also helps clients apply for grant opportunities made possible by health reform, and its team of experienced, qualified physicians consults on implementation and optimal use of EHRs. Exclusive NextGen® solution certification is available to help HIT consultants and RECs best advise providers on using NextGen® products and services to become meaningful users.

More details about NextGen Healthcare’s support for the mission of regional extension centers can be found at along with an open letter to RECs from NextGen Healthcare president Scott Decker. For information about the Ohio Health Information Partnership, visit

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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 and Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at or Facebook at

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