Companies demonstrate cross-vendor interoperability; statewide health information network to securely exchange actionable patient information for improved care coordination and enhanced patient satisfaction
HORSHAM, Pa. – October 17, 2014 – NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, and InterSystems, a global leader in software for connected healthcare, announced today that the two companies have demonstrated cross-vendor interoperability to enable on-demand, bi-directional data exchange with Missouri Health Connection (MHC).
Through collaborative efforts, healthcare organizations connected to MHC, Missouri’s statewide health information exchange (HIE),—including existing NextGen clients Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Mo., Family Health Center in Columbia, Mo., Esse Health and Grace Hill Health Centers in St. Louis, Mo. — can deploy the necessary software for aggregating patient data by using a uniform user interface that enables providers to store and retrieve data from multiple noncontiguous databases with a single query in real time.
“Before the HIE, Jordan Valley Community Health Center providers obtained their patient’s medical history by calling other doctors who treated the same patient, receiving faxed or mailed records, or using secure email. The HIE is a safer and faster way for our healthcare professionals to make sure they have the information they need to provide their patients with the best care possible,” said Matt Seebauer, director of IT at Jordan Valley Community Health Center.
To demonstrate cross-vendor interoperability, InterSystems and NextGen teams recently used their respective products to perform on-demand data sharing. This type of “federated data sharing” helps create a more connected, interoperable health system that leads to coordinated treatment plans and optimized patient outcomes.
Through this level of interoperability, NextGen Healthcare clients can communicate and share important clinical information via a secure and integrated messaging service with any provider connected to the MHC, regardless of their healthcare information technology vendor.
The Missouri Health Connection relies on the InterSystems HealthShare informatics platform to provide strategic interoperability by delivering shared medical information across a complex array of data sources, applications and users. By gathering and normalizing data of multiple types and sources, the platform also enables analytics based on real-time operational data, driving meaningful actions at the point of care.
“We have been pleased to collaborate with NextGen in the service of our customer, the Missouri Health Connection. We have a common goal: to enable healthcare providers across Missouri and neighboring states to improve care quality, boost patient satisfaction, and reduce healthcare costs,” said Paul Grabscheid, vice president of strategic planning, InterSystems. “Leveraging our technology platform for more connected care, physicians and patients now have a single point of access, instead of having to navigate a complex maze of information sources.”
“Interoperability holds tremendous promise in the use of data derived from patient care,” said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare. “Through our collaborative efforts, NextGen and InterSystems are breaking down walls to interoperability and data fluidity. We are pleased to partner with innovative companies like InterSystems in helping to fulfill our vision of using technology to provide the healthcare industry with an unprecedented level of data exchange.”
InterSystems develops advanced software technologies that enable breakthroughs. With a passion for excellence and a focus on client success, InterSystems provides data management, strategic interoperability, and analytics platforms used in healthcare, financial services, government, and dozens of other industries. In selected countries, InterSystems also offers unified healthcare applications, based on its core technologies, that deliver on the promise of connected healthcare. Founded in 1978, InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its products are used daily by millions of people in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
About Missouri Health Connection
MHC is the state-designated health information exchange (HIE) organization that provides secure and private electronic services for sharing health information, which improves communication, efficiency, and quality of care and allows doctors and other caregivers immediate access to a patient’s up-to-date health information in order to provide the best possible and most comprehensive care. MHC’s state-wide health information exchange network includes more than 70 hospitals, and more than 350 clinics and community health centers and enables more than 7,000 physicians to quickly and securely access patient health records when treating their patients. MHC’s services are designed to support all health care provider organizations, from the largest multi-hospital health systems to solo physician practices. MHC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is governed by a public-private board of directors. For information, visit www.MissouriHealthConnection.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 https://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/nextgen-healthcare-information-systems.
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