NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Inc., a provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity, is partnering with Dell to cloud-based solutions to a wide range of healthcare providers and medical practices, community hospitals and physicians.
Dell will market, sell and support a range of NextGen solutions via its’ electronic health records (EHR) SaaS portal. Dell already provides EHR applications to more than 35,000 physicians, according to Jamie Coffin, vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Integrating the two companies’ capabilities, will make it easier for healthcare providers to adopt and use electronic medical records as well as share information, he said, adding. “This is critical to accelerating use of digital patient information across our healthcare system.”
NextGen options will include Ambulatory EHR (electronic health record) Practice Management, Inpatient Clinicals, Inpatient Financials and others. The offerings will be available as components of Dell’s Electronic Medical Records solutions for hospitals and physicians. NextGen is a division of electronic health record vendor Quality Systems.
NextGen’s offerings are optimized for health care professionals, with content, case management, health management, security and other features.
Advanced Security – Permission-based user log-ins and audit trails prevent unauthorized access to records and maintain data integrity. Data is time stamped with the user’s identification.
Clinical Content – Developed by specialists, built-in workflow and clinical templates for over 26 specialties offer options for documenting specialty-specific HPIs, procedures, histories, assessments, and more.
Coding Optimization & Compliance – E&M coding calculator helps to prevent lost charges and to maximize reimbursement based on audit-proof documentation.
Disease Management – Disease management templates for diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic diseases, prompt providers to enter required information to meet clinical guidelines at point of care.
ePrescribing & Medications Module – To help prevent interactions and errors, prescriptions are automatically checked against a patient’s medications and allergies before electronically transmitting to the pharmacy.
Health Maintenance – Providers can determine overdue patient exams, screenings, immunizations, and tests, create orders, and customize schedules, ensuring patient compliance and preventive care.
Image Management – Printed documents and clinical images can be captured from outside sources and imported directly into a patient’s electronic chart for a complete, accurate, and up-to-date medical record.
Lab & Device Connectivity - An extensive offering of lab interfaces and electronic data exchange with diagnostic devices provides physicians with real-time access to up-to-date data for higher quality of care.
Forms are automatically populated with patient, treatment authorization data and provider information. Inbound forms can be scanned or transferred electronically into the patient record.
During an encounter, patient data are collected and stored as discrete data, which enables your practice to easily generate reports for outcomes analysis, pay-for-performance, medication recalls, patient populations, business analysis, and more – right from the EHR.
Dell will use the latest cloud technology platform to host NextGen applications to make it easier for Dell and NextGen Healthcare clients to access and manage data, according to the company. NextGen Healthcare will also use Dell hardware for all its NextGen solutions as well as for its internal use.