NextGen Healthcare 2012 Users Group Meeting Prepares Providers for Critical Industry Changes
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 kickoff of its 2012 Users Group Meeting (UGM) November 11-14, in Orlando, Fla.
UGM is an annual event that provides a distinct forum for clients using NextGen® products and services to discuss and learn industry developments, product enhancements and emerging trends for improving healthcare delivery.
This year, NextGen Healthcare and QSIDental clients come together to participate in more than 240 educational and networking opportunities designed to help keep them ahead of the evolving healthcare curve. NextGen Healthcare's executive team will address attendees in a presentation highlighting the evolution of NextGen Healthcare solutions and services that can help providers prepare for the new era of healthcare, including Meaningful Use Stage 2 and the transition to ICD-10. The team will also provide attendees with strategies to tackle critical health reform initiatives such as collaborative care and shifting reimbursement models.
Among the innovations showcased at UGM that help clients address these industry changes, NextGen Healthcare will unveil new Population Health Management tools and a business intelligence and analytics Performance Management Suite, including NextGen® Dashboard 3.0, designed to monitor and measure clinical, financial and operational outcomes for providers. NextGen® Healthcare Information Exchange, NextGen® Patient Portal, and NextGen® Mobile are featured solutions designed to advance community connectivity and patient engagement.
Other solutions to be introduced at UGM include the new 8 Series EHR Content and the NextGen Healthcare Preferred Provider Advantage Program, a group purchasing order program enabling clients to save significant purchasing dollars on over 7,000 items used by practices.
“In the last year, our clients have experienced several fast-paced, significant changes in the healthcare market,” said Steven T. Plochocki, president and chief executive officer at Quality Systems. “Providers must now prepare for key industry drivers such as Meaningful Use Stage 2, ICD-10 and shifting reimbursement models by putting vital, necessary solutions and tools in place. In addition to its speed and ease of use, our new intuitive solutions and enhanced services help providers measure and act on their clinical and business outcomes -- an essential component to meet the new guidelines and provide better care. This is an exciting time in healthcare and our latest portfolio positions our clients well for true healthcare leadership.”
A UGM attendee favorite – the UGM Hands-On Room – returns this year with more than 250 workstations running the latest NextGen® applications. Experienced trainers, developers and implementation specialists are available to provide one-on-one product tutorials, answer questions, offer insights into best practices and highlight new or undiscovered features.
The public can follow the NextGen Healthcare Users Group Meeting on Twitter under the hashtag #NextGenUGM.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, 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, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/nextgen-healthcare-information-systems.
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