Massachusetts REC selects NextGen Healthcare as EHR vendor

Sept. 9, 2010

Horsham, Pa. – September 8, 2010 – NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, and leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, today announced it has been named a preferred vendor of electronic health records (EHRs) by the Massachusetts e-Health Institute (MeHI), the federally designated regional extension center for Massachusetts.

MeHI was awarded $13.4 million in federal stimulus funding to assist physicians and other health care providers in transitioning to electronic health records. A division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, MeHI will provide federal incentives for 2,500 primary care physicians to adopt EHRs by January 31, 2011.

NextGen Healthcare’s Ambulatory EHR version 5.6 will be part of a select group of products available through the Regional Extension Center 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.

NextGen Healthcare serves thousands of medical practices and more than 100,000 users today. The NextGen Path to Meaningful Use details how physicians and their RECs can use NextGen Ambulatory EHR to help meet the ePrescribing, interoperability, and quality reporting measures of Meaningful Use. The company’s Grants Resources Center also helps clients identify and 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 learn how to best lead providers to become “meaningful users” using NextGen products and services.

MeHI is hosting several regional summits through the fall to help providers learn about EHRs, better understand the criteria for stimulus incentives, and gain assistance in selecting a vendor. NextGen Healthcare will demonstrate NextGen Ambulatory EHR at several of these events. The schedule of summits can be found at http://www.maehi.org/2010eblasts/070210eblast.html.

In June, NextGen Healthcare announced that its ambulatory EHR would be recommended by two RECs charged with helping 10,000 primary care providers in New York State and New York City adopt EHRs. NextGen Healthcare is working closely with RECs across the nation to identify how several hundred thousand more providers can use NextGen to reach Meaningful Use and improve care for their patients.

For more details about NextGen Healthcare’s support for Regional Extension Centers, visit http://www.nextgen.com/Stimulus/rec/rec.aspx or read an open letter to RECs from NextGen Healthcare president Scott Decker.

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