New Role will Oversee the Company’s Expanding Clinical Strategy to Support Industry Move to Value-Based Care
Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII), known to its clients as NextGen Healthcare, today announced Betty Rabinowitz, MD, FACP, has assumed the role of Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. In the new role, Dr. Rabinowitz brings her extensive clinical background, experience in practice transformation and expertise in population health to the NextGen Healthcare leadership team. Dr. Rabinowitz will report to Rusty Frantz, President and CEO.
“Dr. Rabinowitz’s first-hand understanding of physicians’ needs and deep knowledge of the practical applications of data to everyday clinical practice will further strengthen the role we serve leading our clients through the transformation to value-based care,” said Rusty Frantz, NextGen Healthcare President and CEO. “We are also excited to have her expertise and perspective our Executive Leadership team as we further strengthen our continuous commitment to helping our clients achieve the quadruple aim.”
Dr. Rabinowitz joined NextGen Healthcare in August 2017 following her role as one of the founders and former CEO of EagleDream Health, the cloud-based analytics and population health management solution now known as NextGen Population Health. The platform drives insights across clinical, financial, and administrative data to optimize ambulatory practice performance.
“I am excited to lend a clinical perspective to how we build and improve our solutions – particularly intuitive analytics and actionable intelligence as they are playing a greater role in optimizing practice performance,” said Dr. Rabinowitz. “I look forward to championing physicians and empowering better patient care in my new role.”
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Rabinowitz graduated from Ben Gurion University Medical School in Israel, where she also completed a residency in Internal Medicine. She came to the United States in 1990 for a fellowship in Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine where she became a Professor of Clinical Medicine. In addition, Dr. Rabinowitz served as Medical Director of the University of Rochester’s Center for Primary Care, overseeing clinical operations and population health management for a network of 28 practices and 130 primary care physicians.
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