Electronic Health Records can help healthcare providers in the delivery and management of care to patients, including those with chronic conditions. The systems can also bolster decision making by providing clinicians with more comprehensive patient data, as well as help eliminate medical errors and reduce costs associated with unnecessary or redundant tests. Health care providers can access real-time clinical information, such as immediate access to test results, which allows them to initiate a
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Product: NextGen Ambulatory EHR
The Basics: NextGen Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) works for solo practitioners, multi-specialty healthcare enterprises and all practice sizes in between. It uses the Windows OS and supports the MS-SQL database.
Most practices run the product on locally hosted servers, but NextGen EHR is available through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscription model for smaller practices that want to avoid the upfront costs. A monthly subscription costs $599 per provider.
NextGen Ambulatory EHR integrates with a practice management system called NextGen PM. The company also offers several other products to help medical offices streamline their operations. NextGen Mobile works on smartphones and similar devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Blackberry. NextGen's e-prescribing function allows doctors to quickly and accurately send prescriptions to pharmacies and it checks prescriptions for conflicts with patients' current medications and allergies.
Value To Doctors: NextGen said its Ambulatory EHR helps doctors improve their workflow and patient care. Doctors can customize their own workflow while still having patient data stored in a standard format. The product provides alerts to notify doctors of tests that are due, medication errors, and other issues.
NextGen provides specialized templates, tools, and workflow automation for more than two dozen specialties, including audiology, oncology, physical therapy and correctional health. These templates help doctors collect more comprehensive clinical data that can improve patient care, said NextGen.
The mobile features give doctors access to patient data wherever they are. They also help control medical liability costs and increase revenue by helping doctors keep accurate records of decisions they made while away from the office.