NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today an agreement with North Carolina Pediatric Associates to deploy NextGenAmbulatory EHR, NextGen Practice Management and NextGen® Patient Portal across its enterprise.
“Our collaboration with North Carolina Pediatric Associates demonstrates the value and breadth of our solution, which has the capability to cater to more than 25 types of specialty providers that leverage our technology to improve patient outcomes.”
Having outgrown the functionality of its existing system, North Carolina Pediatric Associates required an integrated platform built on a single database to meet its specialty specific needs. Under the agreement, North Carolina Pediatric Associates will leverage NextGen solutions across its four North Carolina practice locations to streamline business processes, increase practice efficiencies and assist in the delivery of outcome-based patient care. Additionally, the integration of the NextGen Patient Portal will facilitate effective electronic communication and clinical data exchange between physicians and patients, helping the organization meet the Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 criteria for engaging patients and families in their healthcare.
This agreement will provide North Carolina Pediatric Associates with the necessary technology for meeting its specialty-specific needs, as well as reform initiatives such as the transition to ICD-10 and MU Stage 2, while also delivering enhanced access to patient data and appointment scheduling, improved flexibility to handle high patient volumes, streamlined workflow and more comprehensive claims management capabilities.
“We initially looked at NextGen in an effort to find a better practice management system, but what we found was a better system all together; that’s ready for both ICD-10 and MU Stage 2. The system provides everything we need in one database with one login, making integration between clinical and administrative workflow much easier and reporting more comprehensive than through other systems with separate databases,” said Dr. Cornelius F. Cathcart, president and owner of North Carolina Pediatric Associates told TechTensity. “The ability to exchange data across our enterprise in real-time will not only help us streamline our administrative workflow, but will also facilitate an environment for improved quality of care for our patients. Most importantly, it frees us up as physicians so we can focus on what we do best – take care of patients.”
“The unique health needs of children and adolescents differ substantially from those of adults. As such, pediatric specialty providers require solutions designed to meet their specific needs while enabling them to optimize the patient experience and more effectively coordinate care,” said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare. “Our collaboration with North Carolina Pediatric Associates demonstrates the value and breadth of our solution, which has the capability to cater to more than 25 types of specialty providers that leverage our technology to improve patient outcomes.”