Certification Underscores Company’s Commitment to Improving Care
HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a leading provider of
healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, along with
its sister company, Mirth,
LLC, a global leader in health information technology,
announced today that their Health Information Services Providers (HISP)
solution, NextGen® Share, has achieved full accreditation
with the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP) from
DirectTrust.org and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation
Commission (EHNAC). NextGen Healthcare and Mirth are both wholly owned
subsidiaries of Quality
Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII).
Direct Trusted Agent accreditation is a voluntary accreditation program
for HISPs in partnership with EHNAC that recognizes excellence in Health
Information Exchanges (HIE) and transactions via the Direct protocols.
It confirms compliance with industry-established standards for security
and trust and with healthcare regulatory reform measures. DTAAP was
developed by DirectTrust in partnership with the EHNAC, a non-profit
standards development organization and accrediting body. The criteria
for DTAAP include privacy, security and confidentiality; technical
performance; resources; and implementation specifications; as well as a
self-attestation and site review.
DirectTrust is an independent non-profit trade organization developed to
build and strengthen the security and trust framework for the exchange
of health data using the Direct Project protocol, a standardized
messaging protocol that allows the secure exchange of key clinical data
among healthcare providers and between providers and patients. The
protocol enables physicians, hospitals, labs, other providers, HIEs and
state health departments to send care summaries, referrals and other
data online without dedicated interfaces.
EHNAC evaluated NextGen Share in the areas of privacy, security and
confidentiality; technical performance; business practices; and,
organizational resources as it relates to Directed exchange
participants. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization's process of
managing and transferring protected health information and determined
that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry
standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process,
NextGen Share demonstrates adherence to strict standards and
participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.
"Endorsed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health
Information Technology (ONC), the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation
Program ensures that organizations like NextGen Healthcare and Mirth
establish and uphold a superior level of trust for their stakeholders,"
explained Dr. David C. Kibbe, chief executive officer of DirectTrust.
"The need for guidance and accountability in health information exchange
is undeniable, and we applaud the company’s commitment to the highest
standards in privacy, security and confidentiality."
“DTAAP accreditation for NextGen Share, combined with NextGen’s and
Mirth’s industry-leading interoperability products, underscores our
commitment to enabling the secure exchange of clinical data on behalf of
our clients,” says Gary Teichrow, co-founder and vice president,
research and development at Mirth. “With NextGen Share’s free direct
messaging, healthcare organizations are better equipped to meet
Meaningful Use Stage 2 transitions of care objectives, and communicate
with providers utilizing other DTAAP accredited HISPs with disparate
EHRs. The liquidity of data through NextGen Share extends the reach of
our clients and allows them to improve care coordination and better
About DirectTrust and EHNAC
DirectTrust is an independent non-profit trade association created by
and for participants in the Direct community, to establish and maintain
a national Security and Trust framework in support of Direct exchange.
EHNAC is an independent, federally recognized, standards development
organization and accrediting body designed to improve transactional
quality, operational efficiency, and data security in healthcare.
Mirth, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., is a
global leader in health information technology that helps clients
achieve interoperability across silo-structured data systems. Mirth's
solutions are used daily by thousands of health professionals and
institutions worldwide to streamline care management processes and to
securely exchange health information across enterprises, communities and
broad geographies. For more information, visit www.mirth.com.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and
financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for
ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more
information, please visit www.nextgen.com
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Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including
but not limited to those statements made by Gary Teichrow related to the
Company’s future products and offerings, and developments and trends in
the healthcare industry. These statements are based on current
expectations of future events. If underlying assumptions prove
inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results
could vary materially from the Company’s expectations and projections.Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those
described in the forward-looking statements include the possibility thatproducts will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the impact of
incentive payments under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on
sales and the ability of the Company to meet continued certification
requirements; the development by competitors of new or superior
technologies; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and
service introductions, development and product upgrade releases;
undetected errors or bugs in our software; changing economic, political
or regulatory influences in the healthcare industry; availability of
third-party products and components; competitive pressures including
product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; the Company's
ability or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; possible
regulation of the Company's software by the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration; and general economic conditions.Additional risks
and uncertainties are set forth in the Company’s public filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the discussion under
the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on
Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.The
Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update these
forward-looking statements except as required by law.
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Source: NextGen Healthcare