HORSHAM, Pa. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems and provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, today announced it has executed an agreement with Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center to deploy NextGen EHR (electronic health record), NextGen Practice Management and electronic dental records from Quality Systems.
Through its 17 community health centers (CHCs), Aunt Martha’s provides a full range of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to more than 80,000 individual clients each year in suburban Chicago and central and western Illinois. The integrated NextGen platform will be implemented immediately across this entire enterprise, with the goal of creating a complete social service and healthcare record for all patients.
To help fund the purchase of NextGen technology, Aunt Martha’s worked with NextGen Healthcare’s Grants Resources Center to identify grant opportunities. Now, as a NextGen client, Aunt Martha’s and the Center will be able to explore financial incentives for data sharing under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
NextGen Healthcare currently provides integrated EHR and practice management systems and Quality Systems’ dental record software to more than 290 CHC clients in 39 states, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands. All clinical values are captured in NextGen EHR as discrete data elements, helping CHCs streamline and simplify grant and outcomes reporting. For Aunt Martha’s, this capability can also help the organization compile the necessary data for participation in both regional and national health information exchange (HIE) initiatives.
NextGen Practice Management automates complex CHC billing requirements while allowing these organizations to centralize appointment scheduling, billing, collections and other business processes across multiple locations.
For more information on how NextGen Healthcare is supporting health centers and to download a white paper on the development of Health Center-Controlled Networks (HCCNs), visit http://www.nextgen.com/specialties/chc/. In addition, NextGen Healthcare recently launched the NextGen Community Forum to provide CHCs and all other healthcare organizations with a venue to discuss the latest industry challenges.