HORSHAM, Pa. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 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, announced today that its chief medical officer, Sarah Corley, M.D., FACP, has been named HIMSS Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association vice chair, following the organization’s annual elections earlier this month.
The EHR Association is a trade association comprised of electronic health record (EHR) companies that emphasize interoperable EHRs nationally in hospital and ambulatory care settings. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system.
“I am honored to be elected as the EHR Association vice chair. As both a medical provider and chief medical officer of a leading EHR vendor, I am focused on ensuring that providers have access to the solutions they need to meet industry challenges,” Corley said. “We have the opportunity to help support and improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare through information technology. It is essential that vendors work together to improve outcomes for patients and achieve greater operational efficiency for healthcare organizations. Through the collaborative efforts of this experienced leadership, we can improve the quality of healthcare provided in this country, and I look forward to helping move healthcare forward.”
Corley continues to serve part-time as a primary care internist in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. She was recently elected a member of the EHR Association executive committee and previously served as the chair of the EHR Association Patient Safety Workgroup, collaboratively working with member companies and key stakeholders to advance the safe use of EHRs. She served a four-year term as Governor of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a six-year term on their National Medical Informatics Subcommittee. She served two terms as a Commissioner for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT). Corley represents the ACP on the Physicians Electronic Health Record Coalition. She received post-graduate training in Medical Informatics at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). She has used EHRs for the past 20 years and has spoken extensively on the subject. Her research interest lies in using EHRs to improve quality in medical practices.
“We are pleased to see the EHR Association’s recognition of Sarah’s professionalism, leadership, collaborative spirit and expertise,” said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare. “Just as Sarah has helped shape our dedication to the positive impact that EHRs can have on patient outcomes, we anticipate that she will continue to make similar contributions to further build on the Association’s accomplishments.”
About the EHR Association
Established in 2004, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is comprised of nearly 40 companies that supply the vast majority of operational EHRs to physicians’ practices and hospitals across the United States. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. The EHR Association and its members are committed to supporting safe healthcare delivery, fostering continued innovation, and operating with high integrity in the market for our users and their patients and families.
The EHR Association is a partner of the Health Information Systems Management Society (HIMSS). For more information, visit http://www.himssEHRA.org.
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 and www.qsii.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nextgen, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/nextgen-healthcare-information-systems.
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 Michael Lovett and/or Dr. Sarah Corley related to 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 that products 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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