Memorial Medical Center of Neillsville, Wis. will leverage NextGen solutions as it transforms its multi-disciplinary facility into a single digital organization
HORSHAM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– As more hospitals and medical practices partner to foster accountable care, adoption of technologies that exchange health information across inpatient and ambulatory settings is growing quickly. NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, today announced that Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville, Wis., is the latest in a growing number of healthcare organizations to select NextGen® Inpatient Clinicals,NextGen® Inpatient Financials and NextGen® Ambulatory EHR to create a seamless technology platform across its continuum of care.
After the Meaningful Use criteria were announced, Memorial Medical Center sought a certified inpatient clinical offering for its healthcare facility as well as a proven ambulatory solution to automate medical records in its three clinics.
“Once our providers had a chance to see the NextGen Ambulatory EHR in action, they were most impressed with the product’s flexibility and specialty content,” said Travis Obrycki, Information Systems Manager for Memorial Medical Center. “From there, we knew it would be beneficial to replace our existing inpatient financial system and find a single vendor partner with the breadth of clinical and financial solutions needed to support a completely digital enterprise. NextGen Healthcare was that partner.”
In addition to actively pursuing Meaningful Use incentives, Memorial Medical Center expects to leverage NextGen® technology to support a personal health record (PHR) for its patients. The facility also has a goal of sharing patient data with other well-respected facilities in its area. On the financial side, Memorial Medical Center aims to streamline its entire billing and coding process by eliminating manual data entry.
“NextGen Healthcare’s platform will enable our providers to have more accessible patient data, whether we’re seeing patients in the clinic or hospital,” said Dr. Ken Weimer, a practicing pediatrician who was involved in the technology selection process. “Ease-of-use was also a deciding factor from a clinical standpoint, as our staff has varying degrees of experience with technology.”
“Ensuring comprehensive, consistent and accurate patient care across the continuum is now more critical than ever, especially in light of emerging efforts like Meaningful Use, accountable care and patient-centered medical home,” said Scott Decker, president of NextGen Healthcare. “We have developed a complete platform that empowers clients to advance healthcare today while also preparing them meet the challenges of tomorrow.”
NextGen Healthcare will demonstrate the breadth of its ambulatory and inpatient solutions at the 2011 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in booth #2163.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII), provides integrated clinical, financial and connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit www.nextgen.com andwww.qsii.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nextgen or Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare.
About Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Medical Center is comprised of a modern, well-equipped 25-bed critical access hospital, emergency department, attached 15-resident assisted living complex, home health agency, 1 on-campus multi-specialty clinic and two outreach clinics. Its medical staff is comprised of seven physicians, three physician assistants and two nurse practitioners. With a focus on primary care, Memorial’s medical staff specializes in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and General Surgery. Several other consulting physicians also provide services on a part-time basis.