NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. , and leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, has expanded its reach to small practices across the United States by partnering with over 25 federally-designated regional extension centers (RECs). More than 50,000 primary care providers now have the opportunity to leverage NextGen(R) Ambulatory EHR — through purchased software licenses or a competitively priced SaaS subscription model — along with REC support services to help them qualify as meaningful users and secure federal stimulus money under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Most recently, NextGen Healthcare was selected by regional extension centers including Mountain-Pacific Quality Health (Montana-Wyoming, as a pre-qualified EHR vendor); the National Center for Primary Care at Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc. (Georgia), Rhode Island Quality Institute, and the Tri-State Regional Extension Center (Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio). It was previously named a preferred or selected vendor by RECs in Massachusetts, New York and Ohio.
“NextGen Healthcare offers the right mix of products and services to help our providers achieve Meaningful Use,” said Larry Turney, Montana Program Manager for the Montana-Wyoming Regional Extension Center. “We are particularly excited about the company’s 24/7 eLearning programs, which will give our organization in-depth application training and advanced knowledge to best support EHR adoption.”
Physicians and RECs can take advantage of the NextGen Path to Meaningful Use, monthly webinars and local road shows to learn more about using NextGen Ambulatory EHR to demonstrate Meaningful Use. More details about NextGen Healthcare’s support for the mission of regional extension centers can be found at http://www.nextgen.com/Stimulus/rec/rec.aspx along with an open letter to RECs from NextGen Healthcare president Scott Decker.