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NextGen Embeds Instant Medical History into NextGen EMR 5.4

Horsham, PA September 26, 2006

NextGen and Primetime Medical Software have announced the integration of computer-assisted interviewing of patients into NextGen EMR 5.4, creating a time-saving feature for physicians.

By providing each patient a symptom-specific questionnaire, Instant Medical History helps patients organize their history. Branching logic progresses quickly through adjustable questionnaires before organizing the positives and negatives for physicians. This information is then sent to the NextGen® EMR Patient History Bar. With this advance information, physicians conduct an efficient and informed patient interview, reducing the visit time while increasing the documentation quality. This provides physicians with more accurate and consistently presented preliminary information, resulting in a more focused and higher value in-person interview in support of better - and faster - diagnoses.

Key benefits of Instant Medical History:

  • Reduces the office visit by 3-4 minutes
  • Reduces data entry time
  • Increases number of patients seen each day
  • Enhances patient communication and satisfaction
  • Increases the documentation quality significantly

NextGen Healthcare will offer the IMH feature, without charge, to all new and existing NextGen® customers. The partnership will use Clinical Document Architecture to enhance the narrative report by making discrete data elements available to the EMR.

"The ability to gather a complete history of present illness information directly from patients supports the physician-patient relationship, an issue of growing importance to patients and physicians" said Matthew Ferrante, CEO, Primetime Medical Software. "NextGen Healthcare is well positioned to capitalize on this opportunity, with outstanding technology and thousands of customers who understand the power of technology to enhance productivity."

About Primetime Medical Software

Since 1985, Primetime Medical Software, Inc. has been compiling medical knowledge bases for patient interviewing in electronic health records. Designed by physicians for use in the office and in eVisits, the knowledge bases contain questionnaires for more than six thousand distinct patient complaints. Physician productivity increases because as much as sixty percent of the medical data necessary to complete the visit note can be provided by patients and automatically documented in medical terminology through the Internet, in exam rooms, or in waiting areas before the encounter. For more information, visit the company on the Web at www.medicalhistory.com.

About NextGen

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII), develops and markets computer-based practice management and electronic medical records systems for medical group practices. For more information about NextGen, please visit www.nextgen.com and www.qsii.com.

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