NextGen Healthcare Announces Intention to Become a Qualified Health Information Network
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of innovative cloud-based healthcare technology solutions, today announced that it will apply to become a network of Qualified Health Information (QHIN) under the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common (TEFCA) in a move that underscores the company’s commitment to interoperability. NextGen Healthcare supports more than 100,000 providers with its outpatient Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solutions, as well as one-third of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) across the country , with tools that promote interoperability. The company is the first provider of solutions focused on ambulatory care to announce its intention to become a QHIN.
Once accepted by the Office of the National Health Information Technology Coordinator (ONC), the government regulatory body that oversees QHINs, the designation will allow NextGen Healthcare to participate in a network of organizations that work together nationally to share clinical data. According to the model defined by TEFCA, QHINs will exchange information with other QHINs, facilitating a flow of information vital for interoperability.
“Interoperability is key to overall person health, and NextGen Healthcare is already a leader in facilitating the open exchange of data,” said David Sides, President and CEO of NextGen Healthcare. “With the infrastructure already in place, applying to become a QHIN is the logical next step and aligns with our mission to empower every member of the continuum of care with the data needed to make the best decisions possible.”
The company’s commitment to interoperability is evidenced by NextGen® Share, a cloud-based solution that provides access to several nationwide interoperability networks, in addition to other key services. This secure platform enables NextGen Healthcare to successfully establish a QHIN, building on the company’s years of experience as an implementer of the Carequality Interoperability Framework. Today, NextGen Healthcare facilitates the exchange of tens of millions of healthcare-related documents each month through national network exchanges. Further illustrating the company’s leadership in interoperability and in line with the guidance set out by the 21st Century Cures Act, the company announced earlier this year that NextGen® Enterprise was the first comprehensive outpatient EHR to receive the 2015 Edition Cures Update Health IT certification from the ONC.
Once established, QHINs will support the exchange of treatment, payment, public health, and other healthcare-related data. NextGen Healthcare’s QHIN would be vendor-neutral, meaning it could support enterprise customers as well as users of other EHR systems, HIEs, HIT technology developers, and other participants. to health care.
To learn more about NextGen Healthcare’s interoperability efforts, tune in to a webinar on August 16 at 9 a.m. PST,”A glimpse into the future of the HIE: dive into the next phase of national grid connectivity. »
About NextGen Healthcare, Inc.
NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN) is a leading provider of innovative healthcare technology solutions. We’re reimagining ambulatory healthcare with award-winning solutions that enable high-performance practices to create healthier communities. We partner with medical, behavioral and dental providers on their journey to whole person health and values-based care. Our highly integrated, intelligent, and interoperable solutions go beyond EHR and practice management to increase clinical quality and productivity, enrich the patient experience, and drive superior financial performance. We strive for better health care outcomes for everyone. Learn more at nextgen.com and follow us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.