Rural Mississippi hospital to deploy NextGen tech

Source: Healthcare IT News

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. and a a provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today that Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital (MJMH) has selected NextGen(R) Inpatient Clinicals and NextGen(R) Inpatient Financials as key components of its transition to an automated healthcare information technology (HIT) platform.

Kosciusko, Miss.-based MJMH serves the rural communities of central Mississippi with its facility licensed for 71 beds. MJMH worked with the Mississippi Hospital Association to identify the most compatible solution for a small, rural hospital with limited IT resources. Impressed with NextGen Healthcare's web-based system, reporting capabilities and volume of hospital installations, MJMH chose NextGen(R) inpatient solutions for both its clinical and financial platforms. Implementation is scheduled to begin in early 2012 and coincide with the opening of two new nursing units at the hospital.

"As our facility continues to modernize and expand, switching to an integrated electronic health records and financial management system is central to our growth strategy," said John Dawson, chief executive officer for Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. "One critical outcome we expect from using NextGen is better communication with local physician offices. For example, after a patient visits the MJMH emergency room, his primary care doctor can now quickly view his patient's hospital record and stay up-to-date on treatments and tests performed at the hospital. These advancements in care coordination will benefit patients and providers across our region."

"NextGen's advanced information management and clinical reporting capabilities, built specifically for inpatient facilities, will also allow MJMH to keep current with new government requirements and programs in healthcare such as Meaningful Use," said Steve Puckett, executive president of NextGen Healthcare's inpatient solutions division. "Our extensive hospital experience coupled with the penetration of our comprehensive and easy-to-use solutions within this market segment affords us the opportunity to effectively automate across the continuum of care."

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NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, financial and connectivity solutions 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 or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare .