NextGen Healthcare executes agreements with five critical-access hospitals

June 3, 2010

HORSHAM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– NextGen Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, today announced that five critical access hospitals have signed on to implement NextGen Inpatient Clinicals: Caro Community Hospital, Caro, MI; Cedar County Memorial Hospital, El Dorado Springs, MO; St. Croix Regional Medical Center, St. Croix Falls, WI; Salem Township Hospital, Salem, IL; and Washington County Hospital, Nashville, IL. Several of these clients already use NextGen Inpatient Financials and are now able to leverage NextGen Healthcare’s complete clinical, financial, and administrative solution for the inpatient market.

St. Croix Regional Medical Center aims to achieve a single, shared patient record with NextGen technology for use across its integrated inpatient and ambulatory organization. Already using NextGen Inpatient Financials for acute care billing, as well as NextGen Ambulatory EHR and NextGen Practice Management in its outpatient clinic, the decision to implement NextGen Inpatient Clinicals completes St. Croix’s integration strategy.

A highly scalable, secure and mobile-enabled platform, NextGen Inpatient Clinicals leverages the full cloud computing capabilities of a web 2.0 platform. NextGen Inpatient Clinicals version 2.3 – a CCHIT Certified 2008 Inpatient EHR – includes clinical decision support, order management, advanced reporting, a clinical data repository, clinical documentation, physician notes, ekardex, results trending, medication management and core measure reporting. NextGen Inpatient Clinicals is designed to initiate widespread work efficiency and communication, reduce errors and time-to-chart, and improve patient care.

NextGen Inpatient Financials is designed to improve operational management, efficiencies, and profitability for hospitals. A proven financial and administrative system, it includes a fully integrated collection of critical applications, including MPI, ADT, general ledger, and materials management.

Washington County Hospital and Salem Township Hospital purchased NextGen Inpatient Clinicals to complement their existing use of NextGen Inpatient Financials as well as NextGen Health Information Exchange, which they worked together to purchase through a federal grant. Both organizations are expanding their partnership with NextGen Healthcare to become models for how critical access hospitals can deliver the same level of care, speed of information, and advanced use of technology as their larger counterparts.