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Mirth, LLC Tapped by Health First Network, Inc. for Population Health and Risk Management

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Mirth, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) and a global leader in health information technology, announced today that Health First Network, Inc. (HFNI), an Independent Physicians Association (IPA), has selected Mirth Care Enterprise as a critical component of their healthcare information technology strategy. With more than 700 physicians and 200+ care extenders throughout Northwest Florida, HFNI will use Mirth Care Enterprise to support the delivery of high-quality care across their patient populations, improve health outcomes and reduce operational costs. Through this relationship, the organizations will build and sustain new healthcare delivery models while preserving physician membership independence.

The association will employ Mirth Care Enterprise to connect disparate Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology used by member providers; coordinate clinical and administrative data to help avoid duplicate tests and other unnecessary medical treatments; and, gather, analyze and benchmark performance across the network. To improve care quality and coordination across its growing network of providers and patients, in both fee-for-service and risk-based payment patients, HFNI will deploy the technology in its Medicare ACO and aims to leverage its capabilities to support their expansion into Medicaid shared-risk arrangements.

“Having much-needed access to important clinical and financial information that historically lived in disparate health information systems enables us to better understand patient activity and proactively coordinate care across our entire network,” explained Richard M. Tuten, president and chief executive officer for HFNI. “The Mirth Care Enterprise platform provides our physicians with the tools needed to not only make informed clinical decisions, but to fully understand and know their patient population. We believe we are in an excellent position to align practices with an ACO model, lead in payer negotiations, and are also well equipped to support practices with the level of coordination and patient population management required to succeed in emerging value-based and shared-risk environments.”

“The harmonization of clinical, financial, and operational data can empower physician leadership and care coordination teams to guide actions that directly align with revenue and quality goals,” stated Jon Teichrow, senior vice president of research and development for Mirth. “Mirth Care Enterprise incorporates comprehensive patient engagement and care coordination technology solutions that decrease healthcare costs and maximize new revenue opportunities for physician practices. Partnering with organizations like Health First reaffirms our ability to provide the vendor neutral population health management market with a comprehensive solution that supports care management and analytics across diverse ambulatory EHR platforms.”

About Health First Network, Inc.

Health First Network, Inc. is an integrated and comprehensive network of 700+ physicians dedicated to improving the health care experience and quality of Northwest Floridians. The organization connects physicians, patients, health plans, businesses, and the greater community, thereby, weaving a web of good health. This web is woven and reinforced through a commitment to local medical management, education, wellness, innovation, a team approach, and the delivery of quality, accessible, and affordable health care. For more information, visit

About Mirth

Mirth, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., is a global leader in health information technology that helps clients achieve interoperability across silo-structured data systems. Mirth’s solutions are used daily by thousands of health professionals and institutions worldwide to streamline care management processes and to securely exchange health information across enterprises, communities and broad geographies. For more information, visit

About Quality Systems, Inc.

Irvine, Calif.-based Quality Systems, Inc. and its NextGen Healthcare subsidiary develop and market computer-based practice management, electronic health records and revenue cycle management applications as well as connectivity products and services for medical and dental group practices and small hospitals. Visit and for additional information.


Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including but not limited to statements related to the Company’s future products and offerings, statements made by Jon Teichrow about the Company’s future products and offerings and developments and trends in the healthcare industry. These statements are based on current expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the Company’s expectations and projections. Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements include the possibility that products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the impact of incentive payments under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on sales and the ability of the Company to meet continued certification requirements; the development by competitors of new or superior technologies; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases; undetected errors or bugs in our software; changing economic, political or regulatory influences in the healthcare industry; availability of third-party products and components; competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; the Company’s ability or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; possible regulation of the Company’s software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and general economic conditions. Additional risks and uncertainties are set forth in the Company’s public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

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