Accreditation from the ACCME Enables Physician Users of NextGen® Ambulatory EHR to Earn CME Credits for Select Educational Activities
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 that it has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded accreditation for two years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.
ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that continuing medical education activities provided by NextGen Healthcare meet the high standards of the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies for Accreditation as specified by the ACCME. The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall continuing medical education programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. These are: the American Board of Medical Specialties; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the Association for Hospital Medical Education; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.
“Our goal is to enable physicians to fully integrate electronic health records into their practices and use them in a way that improves patient care,” says Kim Cline, Executive Vice President, Professional Services of NextGen Healthcare. “Ongoing training and education on our products, best practices and new initiatives like Meaningful Use are absolutely critical to achieving that result. Now the added value of earning CME credits gives physicians all the more reason to seek out these learning opportunities and leverage them for both practice and professional development.”
NextGen Healthcare upholds a tradition of offering more than just innovative technology – implementation and training programs complete a package that enables clients to take full advantage of healthcare technology adoption in their organizations. With this new accreditation, CME credits will serve as an additional benefit available to physicians for participating in select educational activities, such as instructor-led training, webinars, eLearning courses and future sessions at the annual NextGen Users Group Meeting. These activities will focus on the use of NextGen® Ambulatory EHR, be relevant to the practice of medicine, and be delivered at an appropriate level for the medical professional.
“This is a truly unique offering from a healthcare technology company, marking the sophistication of both NextGen® products and educational programs,” said Scott Decker, President of NextGen Healthcare. “We’re thrilled to join an accomplished list of accredited institutions and will continue to excel in program offerings on behalf of our clients.”
For more information about the opportunities to earn CME credits for training and education programs at NextGen Healthcare, visit http://edu.nextgen.com/CME/CME.aspx?lead=press.
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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