NextGen Healthcare Selected by Nevada’s Largest Tribal Health Center
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has entered into an agreement with Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center (RSTHC).
Having outgrown the capabilities of an end-of-life software system, RSTHC, a tribally owned and operated clinic located on the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC), will deploy NextGen(R) solutions, including NextGen(R) Ambulatory EHR, NextGen(R) Practice Management and NextGen(R) Electronic Dental Record (EDR), to improve organizational efficiencies, drive growth and comply with extensive tribal health reporting requirements and regulatory requirements mandated by healthcare reform.
RSTHC serves three Great Basin Tribes – the Paiute, the Shoshone, and the Washo, providing essential services to more than 1,100 tribal members and approximately 7,000 Urban Indians.
Under the agreement, RSTHC will deploy NextGen Practice Management to increase revenue through enhanced billing and charge capture capabilities, and improved operational efficiency. NextGen Ambulatory EHR and NextGen EDR will be used to integrate RSHC’s clinical, scheduling, pharmacy, ophthalmology, behavioral health and dental services to create a comprehensive medical management platform.
As a tribal health center, RSTHC requires system capabilities beyond the standard clinical and financial protocols to meet its reporting requirements. NextGen(R) solutions provide RSTHC the integrated reporting utilities necessary to support the variety of documentation needed to satisfy federal and state regulations and funding requirements.
Furthermore, RSTHC will leverage NextGen solutions to transition its dental and behavioral health services to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and will also look to the Company to help prepare for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and the fast-approaching ICD-10 transition.
“Due to the inadequacies of our current software, we’ve had to leverage four different systems offering limited and disjointed reporting and little care coordination capabilities,” said Angie Wilson, director, Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center. “In our extensive search for another system, we found that NextGen Healthcare offers the only solutions designed to not only meet, but exceed the specific reporting requirements for our organization. We are confident that NextGen Healthcare technology will help us improve the quality of patient care we provide to our patient population.”
Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare, commented: “The requirement to shift to value-based reimbursements and outcomes reporting is prompting tribal health centers like Reno Sparks to re-visit their operational strategies and evaluate current healthcare IT partners. As a result, we are seeing an increase in organizations seeking to replace disjointed, inadequate systems with our integrated multi-product technology offering. This allows us to work with our clients in supporting and addressing the preventive and treatment needs of American Indian and Alaska Native patients and communities, like RSTHC.”
ABOUT THE COLONY
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony (RSIC) was established in the early 1900s and formed a federally recognized government in 1934 under the Indian Reorganization Act. Located in Reno, Nev., the RSIC consists of more than 1,100 members from three Great Basin Tribes – the Paiute, the Shoshone and the Washo and provides essential services to over 7,000 Natives. The reservation lands consist of the original 28-acre Colony located in central west Reno and another 1,920 acres in Hungry Valley, nestled in scenic Eagle Canyon, 19 miles north of the Colony and west of Spanish Springs, Nev. Visit www.rsic.org for more details.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, visit www.nextgen.com and www.qsii.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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 www.qsii.com and www.nextgen.com 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 and those statements made by Michael Lovett 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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