NextGen Healthcare Information Systems,LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, today announced an agreement with Minnesota Eye Consultants to deploy NextGen® Ambulatory EHR and NextGen® Practice Management across its enterprise. The renowned ophthalmology group joins a growing number of eye clinics currently served by NextGen Healthcare, including more than 500 ophthalmology practices nationwide, representing more than 52 percent of the market.
Minnesota Eye Consultants currently operates three ambulatory surgery centers, five laser and refractive surgery centers, with 10 clinic locations (five in the Twin Cities metro area and five in greater Minnesota). As one of the premier ophthalmology surgery centers in the nation, Minnesota Eye Consultants places a strong emphasis on education, research and training for ophthalmologists and surgeons from around the world. NextGen Ambulatory EHR will enable the group to enhance its extensive clinical research trials program with a goal to expand their comprehensive disease management capabilities. Additionally, NextGen Practice Management will aid in optimizing operational efficiencies by automating business processes that currently drain staff resources and capturing accurate measurement data.
“Based on NextGen’s strong presence and expertise in the ophthalmology arena, we believe that we can better automate our processes and enhance our clinical care by leveraging the industry’s leading software platform with our knowledge and experience,” said Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom, founder and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants. “Our overall mission is to provide the highest quality surgical eye care to our patients, and, with NextGen, we found a partner with a proven track record that shares our vision for improving patient outcomes and achieving concrete results in the ophthalmology market.”
“Ophthalmology practices have always been at the forefront in terms of incorporating the latest technology in innovative ways,” said Scott Decker, president of NextGen Healthcare. “As one of the leading eye care groups in the nation, Minnesota Eye Consultants will strive to further elevate their leadership position by utilizing our technologies to strengthen their ability to optimize the patient experience and more effectively coordinate care.”NextGen Healthcare will be showcasing its ophthalmology-related applications at the upcoming American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium and Congress, April 20-24 in Chicago, booth #361. For more information and case studies on NextGen® solutions for ophthalmology, please visit http://www.nextgen.com/Specialties/Ophthalmology/Ophthalmology.aspx. About Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A. Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A. is a nationally recognized ophthalmology practice with a reputation for handling the most difficult and complicated cases, specializing in refractive surgery subspecialists in cornea, glaucoma and oculoplastics. The practice is committed to education and research with a cornea fellowship training program, a residency training program for optometry and ongoing involvement in numerous teaching programs for new technologies. With a dedicated research department, Minnesota Eye regular participates in FDA investigational studies and studies for FDA approved devices. Call 1-800-Eye-to-Eye or visit www.mneye.com for more information. About NextGen Healthcare NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, financial and connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit www.nextgen.com and www.qsii.com. 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