NextGen Healthcare Selected by Fillmore County Hospital to Integrate Care and Simplify Documentation
Intuitive, single database platform to raise critical access hospital's level of performance
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 an agreement with Fillmore County Hospital to deploy NextGen® Inpatient Clinicals and NextGen® Inpatient Financials across its enterprise to improve care for local patients and improve efficiency within the organization.
Averaging nearly 1,500 outpatient visits, 120 emergency room visits and 30 inpatient visits monthly, the needs of Nebraska's Fillmore County Hospital surpassed the capabilities of their legacy system. With the NextGen® single, web-based platform Fillmore County Hospital will leverage NextGen's integrated solutions to streamline workflow, enhance staff productivity and decrease potential medication and transcription errors. This increases patient safety and improves the quality of care delivered to its patient population.
NextGen Inpatient Clinicals, a highly scalable, secure and mobile-enabled platform, is designed to initiate widespread work efficiency and communication, reduce errors and time-to-chart and improve the quality of care the hospital provides. It facilitates full electronic charting at the point-of-care, promotes interdisciplinary documentation and includes a discrete clinical data repository for customizable, comprehensive reporting to programs such as Meaningful Use.
Fillmore County Hospital will leverage NextGen Inpatient Financials to help significantly improve operational management and profitability. A proven financial and administrative system, it includes a fully integrated collection of critical applications, including MPI, ADT, general ledger, and materials management.
"As a critical access hospital, Fillmore Hospital was seeking a system that would offer us the necessary flexibility and functionality for meeting our evolving clinical and business needs," said Paul C. Utemark IV, chief executive officer for Fillmore County Hospital. "NextGen's solutions met the need for us with a system that was intuitive, customizable and adaptable to our specific needs. We believe that by deploying NextGen's solutions, we will be more proactive in anticipating needs, building quality outcomes and ensuring patient satisfaction."
"Critical Access Hospitals face many distinct challenges, including ensuring patient safety and maintaining compliance while dealing with higher patient acuity and severe understaffing issues," said Steve Plochocki, president and chief executive officer for Quality Systems, Inc. "Our Hospital solutions are designed to arm organizations like Fillmore County Hospital with the tools necessary to address these everyday challenges head on while helping them prepare for their future through federal stimulus funding and enhanced quality of care."
About Fillmore County Hospital
Nebraska-based Fillmore County Hospital is a county-owned, 20-bed critical access hospital that opened its newest, state-of-the-art hospital in March 2012. Fillmore County Hospital delivers patient and family focused care that incorporates compassion, innovation and teaching throughout the region. For more information, visit www.myfch.org.
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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