NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of
Quality Systems Inc.
), launched the new NextGen Patient Portal that provides an
interactive care between the patients and medical practitioners
by facilitating electronic communication and clinical data
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With the help of the Portal, physicians will be able to interact
with patients online and import structured data directly into the
NextGen Ambulatory Electronic Health record (HER) system. The
platform will also be available in Spanish and two dialects of
Chinese apart from English, enabling to cover a diverse range of
The new Patient Portal can also provide electronic copy of health
information, including diagnostic test results, problem lists,
medication lists and allergies on the request of patients.
Further, it can coordinate patient appointments, manage chronic
conditions, and exchange information such as forms, documents,
updates, and emails.
Healthcare providers have become increasingly aware of the
Patient portals due to mandates set by Stage 2 Meaningful Use for
ensuring to provide more than 50% patients with online access to
their health information and at least 5%t with facilities for
viewing, downloading or transmitting health information to a
Recently, another medical information systems provider
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
) launched its Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) Electronic Health
Record (EHR) system in South Australia's Noarlunga Hospital.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions' launch involved more than 100
clinical and administrative staff at the hospital. The integrated
single platform Sunrise Clinical Manager EHR system will help
them electronically access patient information at the bedside and
throughout the hospital.
Quality Systems reported first-quarter fiscal 2014 (ended Jun 30)
earnings per share of 22 cents, down 15.4% year over year.
However, earnings were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
Net income declined 16.8% in the quarter to $12.9 million.
Revenues decreased 7% year over year to $109.5 million in the
first quarter. The company's revenues also missed the Zacks
Consensus Estimate of $116 million.
Currently, QSII carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). While we remain
on the sidelines about the stock, medical information services
), carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), is worth considering as well
) in the medical products industry with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong