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NextGen to Resell Nuance’s Dragon Software

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc and a provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, recently announced a reseller agreement with Nuance Communications, Inc, a provider of speech-driven clinical documentation, clinical language understanding, and analytics solutions.
Under the agreement, NextGen Healthcare will resell Nuance’s Dragon Medical speech recognition software to its NextGen Ambulatory EHR clients, enabling physicians and administrators to navigate, dictate, and correct medical documents by voice, directly within the EHR. Dragon Medical software is currently used by more than 180,000 clinicians worldwide. By incorporating the software as part of the NextGen Ambulatory EHR workflow, healthcare organizations can:

• improve physicians’ clinical documentation productivity;

• minimize time and costs associated medical transcription;

• drive appropriate levels of reimbursement through more complete documentation;

• increase patient engagement by enabling providers to capture data at a discrete level; and

• enhance the quality of clinical notes to facilitate better care coordination.

“Dragon Medical provides physicians and their staff the freedom to incorporate high-value, customized narratives as part of patients’ medical records,” says Janet Dillione, executive vice president and general manager of Nuance Healthcare. “Together, advanced voice and language understanding solutions make it possible to capture the complete patient story and enable unprecedented access and interaction with the data that has been captured. We believe this collaboration with EHR leader NextGen Healthcare will bring far-reaching benefits to its diverse client base.”

“With healthcare reform initiatives such as meaningful use and accountable care organizations continually emerging and evolving, the ability to collect patient data in a discrete manner is perhaps now more important than ever,” says Scott Decker, president of NextGen Healthcare. “The comprehensive reporting capabilities offered by NextGen Ambulatory EHR are best utilized when discrete data is not only accessible but also stored in the proper format. Leveraging Nuance technology will provide our clients the flexibility needed to capture patient data and effectively populate it through our powerful reporting engine. We believe that Dragon Medical will complement and enhance the breadth and depth of our EHR capability.”

Source: NextGen Healthcare