NextGen Inks EHR Deal With AMA

American Medical Association will offer the practice management and e-health record software through a SaaS model.
NextGen Ambulatory EHR has several features, including clinical templates and workflows for over 26 specialties, ePrescribing that automatically checks prescriptions, and disease management templates that capture discrete data at the point of care to meet clinical reporting requirements for pay-for-performance.

NextGen's Practice Management software comes with its WorkLog Manager tool, a feature that monitors and instantly responds to events occurring in the system by sending tasks in real time to designated clinical staff members.

The AMA platform will enable physicians to access information, products, and services with a single, secure sign-on. The platform, which will launch nationwide by the beginning of 2011, is currently being beta tested in Michigan in collaboration with the Michigan State Medical Society.

"NextGen Healthcare is a leader in maintaining the latest certifications available and we are confident in the company's commitment to helping physicians demonstrate meaningful use of a certified EHR," AMA secretary Steven Stack said in a statement.

Stack also said NextGen has consistently demonstrated a commitment to small and medium-sized practices by delivering tools, clinical encounter forms, and workflow automation tailored to their practice needs.

"By working together, NextGen Healthcare's technology and services will help physicians best leverage electronic health record technology in their practices," Stack said.

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