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April 19, 2012

NextGen Helps Bring Upgraded Eye Care Services to Minnesota

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced it has formed an agreement with Minnesota Eye Consultants to use NextGen Ambulatory EHR and NextGen Practice Management across its enterprise.

NextGen Ambulatory EHR sets up and runs an electronic health record (EHR) system and NextGen Practice Management automates office functions such as claims generation, running reports, printing statements and others.

Minnesota Eye Consultants currently operates ambulatory surgery and refractive surgery centers in 10 clinic locations (five in the Twin Cities metro area and five in greater Minnesota), according to a NextGen press release.

Minnesota Eye Consultants also trains ophthalmologists and surgeons from around the world, and NextGen Ambulatory EHR will allow the group to upgrade its clinical research trials program to expand its disease management capabilities, according to the press release.

"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."

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of opticians is expected to grow by 29 percent from 2010 to 2020, because the country’s aging population is expected to lead to greater demand for eye care services.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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