NextGen Healthcare and Cerner Announce Bi-Lateral Data Interoperability
Integrated, Bi-directional Data-Sharing Designed to Improve Health Data Exchange and Enhance Care Outcomes for Providers
HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 the company and Cerner have achieved a bilateral certification of the NextGen® Ambulatory Solution Suite and the Cerner Network as having bi-directional data interoperability.
“Cerner believes that a connected healthcare system leads to a better healthcare system. Our work with NextGen is important as it helps break down some of the barriers that exist in achieving interoperability today. We look forward to our continued working relationship with NextGen and servicing our mutual clients”
This bi-lateral certification is designed to create integrated platforms that transform health and care delivery by enabling health systems, hospitals and practices to achieve their health information exchange goals and improve outcomes. As a result, enterprises will be able to exchange clinical data between NextGen® and Cerner® solutions, enhancing efficiency and care coordination.
By obtaining this certification, both NextGen Healthcare and Cerner demonstrate their commitment to:
- Creating proactive working relationships
- Expanding the boundaries of current interoperability
- Improving the implementation experience for clients
- Supporting the efforts of our clients to advance the health of their communities
The certification process established that NextGen Healthcare’s ambulatory solutions and the Cerner Network are interoperable by providing electronic data exchange using established architecture and communication protocols. The process evaluated various data points that cover interoperability, standards-based methodology, resource availability and leadership initiatives.
“Cerner believes that a connected healthcare system leads to a better healthcare system. Our work with NextGen is important as it helps break down some of the barriers that exist in achieving interoperability today. We look forward to our continued working relationship with NextGen and servicing our mutual clients,” said Bob Robke, vice president of Cerner Network.
“As part of our strategic initiatives focused on interoperability and ACO supporting solutions, we view this certification as a necessary step forward in achieving fully interoperable data sharing between health information systems,” said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare. “We look forward to working with Cerner to provide clients with the tools necessary to achieve bi-directional interoperability and seamless data exchange to help them meet regulatory, payer and industry goals for information exchange as they work to transform healthcare.”
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, please visit www.nextgen.com and www.qsii.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nextgen, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/nextgen-healthcare-information-systems.
Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including but not limited to those statements made by Michael Lovett related to interoperability, future collaboration with Cerner, 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 the products of Cerner or the Company 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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