Record attendance of more than 4,200 participants celebrate Meaningful Use success and prepare to tackle new initiatives such as collaborative care models
HORSHAM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today the kick off of its 2011 Users’ Group Meeting (UGM) with record attendance of more than 4,200 participants.
The company’s clients – including physicians, hospital executives, nurses, practice managers and technology specialists – have gathered at the MGM Grand® Hotel & Conference Center in Las Vegas to participate in more than 200 educational and networking opportunities. President Scott Decker will address attendees this morning in a presentation that highlights the breadth of NextGen Healthcare’s solutions that help providers get ready to tackle critical industry initiatives such as collaborative care, health reform and shifting reimbursement models.
“Many of our ambulatory and inpatient users have attested for Meaningful Use incentives already and more than 100 clients have earned Patient-Centered Medical Home designation,” said Decker. “Providers must now get ready to face broader industry drivers such as Accountable Care and 5010/ICD-10 by putting the right tools in place. NextGen Healthcare’s EHR is now faster and easier to use, and our new, intuitive solutions and enhanced services help providers measure and act on their clinical and business outcomes. In collaboration with our clients, and in response to their needs, we have developed a portfolio that will position clients for true market leadership.”
Among the innovations showcased at UGM to support these industry changes, NextGen Healthcare will reveal a performance management tool set designed to monitor and measure clinical, financial and operational outcomes for a healthcare organization. It includes Insight Reporting™, which compares a practice’s metrics against others at a local, state, or national level, providing detailed insight into every aspect of the practice’s financial performance and ways to resolve revenue cycle issues. NextGen™ Healthcare Information Exchange, NextGen® Patient Portal and NextGen® Mobile will also be featured as they gain momentum in helping providers advance community connectivity and patient engagement.
A favorite feature of attendees each year is the UGM Hands-On Room, which returns with more than 150 workstations running the latest NextGen® applications. Experienced trainers, developers, and implementation specialists provide one-on-one product tutorials, answer questions, and highlight new or undiscovered features. More than 20 educational sessions are also scheduled to help guide clients through Meaningful Use attestation.
Keynote speaker John Foley, former member of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, will educate UGM attendees on secrets to achieving high performance. NextGen Healthcare also welcomes Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, to speak at its Users’ Group Meeting. Dr. Mostashari will present Monday afternoon on “Meaningful Use as the Path to Clinical Delivery Transformation.”
The public can follow NextGen Healthcare’s Users’ Group Meeting on Twitter under the hashtag #NextGenUGM.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, financial and connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit www.nextgen.com and www.qsii.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nextgen or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare