NextGen Healthcare Adopting EHR Developer Code of Conduct
NextGen Healthcare Adopting EHR Developer Code of Conduct
Agreement demonstrates company's commitment to collaborate as trusted partners with all stakeholders
HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NAS: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today its commitment to adopting the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association's EHR Developer Code of Conduct to improve care, increase efficiencies, enhance patient safety and provide better outcomes.
The Code was developed by the EHR Association (www.himssehra.org) through engagement with stakeholders spanning government constituents, healthcare provider associations and consumers. Periodically, the EHR Association will review the Code and update as needed. The Association encourages all EHR developers — regardless of membership in the Association — to adopt the Code. The Association provides implementation guidance and information necessary for EHR developers to adopt the Code (http://www.himssehra.org/ASP/codeofconduct.asp).
NextGen Healthcare commits to focusing on the following specific protocols comprising the EHR Developer Code of Conduct upon adoption:
- General business practices
- Patient safety
- Interoperability and data portability
- Clinical and billing documentation
- Privacy and security
- Patient engagement
"The principles contained in the Code of Conduct are principles NextGen Healthcare has long adhered to. The adoption of the Code reaffirms our commitment to supporting safe healthcare delivery and demonstrates our continued efforts to provide clients with innovative tools that allow for the delivery of better patient care," said Dr. Sarah Corley, chief medical officer for NextGen Healthcare.
About the EHR Association
Established in 2004, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is comprised of more than 40 companies that supply the vast majority of operational EHRs to physicians' practices and hospitals across the United States. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. The EHR Association and its members are committed to supporting safe healthcare delivery, fostering continued innovation, and operating with high integrity in the market for our users and their patients and families.
The EHR Association is a partner of the Health Information Systems Management Society (HIMSS).
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.
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