Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII), known to its clients as NextGen Healthcare, announced today that its flagship ambulatory product, NextGen Enterprise EHR, has been validated as a live implementer of the Carequality Framework, enabling the exchange and request of medical records with more than 10,000 participating organizations representing 600,000 providers nation-wide.
Carequality, an initiative of The Sequoia Project, is a national, vendor-agnostic, network of networks that enables seamless connectivity across all participants. With more than 10,000 participants, the Carequality network has the ability to profoundly change the way medical data is exchanged.
“Our continued partnership with Carequality is a big step towards creating a more interoperable healthcare system which ultimately results in better patient care and improved outcomes,” said John Beck, NextGen Healthcare’s Chief Solutions Officer. “We are thrilled to work with Carequality to ensure that the patients our clients serve will have secure and efficient access to their medical records.”
“What’s so exciting about the Carequality framework is its inclusiveness and flexibility,” said Carequality Vice President Dave Cassel. “In about a year and a half, we’ve gone from a good concept, to a critical mass of nationwide exchange among diverse organizations. The speed with which this has occurred isn’t something we’re accustomed to from interoperability projects, historically.”
NextGen Healthcare’s interoperability platform, NextGen® Share, connects clients to an array of healthcare partners—from clinical registries, to payers, to the direct messaging network. The NextGen Share provider directory contains more than 1.2 million unique addresses—making it the largest such directory in the country. The NextGen® Share platform is open and vendor-agnostic, enabling clients to access and exchange patient information at every step of the clinical workflow, improving practice efficiency and strengthening financial and patient outcomes.
With a relentless focus and depth of domain knowledge, NextGen Healthcare is transforming the way ambulatory practices meet success in today’s healthcare system.