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Product Review - NextGen EMR
NextGen EMR (http://www.nextgen.com/) is a versatile, multi-module system that can be used to automate a practice's workflow no matter what size or specialty. This system gives you all the tools in one application to maintain your practice's patient information and streamlines workflow by offering 24 specialty templates which come pre-loaded with detailed options for documenting the patient's histories, procedures and assessments. NextGen EMR gives you all the applications needed to run the daily operations of your facility from scheduling to billing. This system was designed specifically for use by clinicians to ensure fast user-adoption with built-in clinical content and workflow for Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
NextGen EMR is user friendly with its full compliment of navigation options. The login screen is unique due to the fact you can either use a user name and password or there is a key pad to enter a numerical pin. The workflow screen appears after login and from here you can access any module by selecting from one of the numerous icons on the left. This system is designed for physicians to point and click their way through an entire exam quickly and effortlessly. NextGen EMR has over 20 different specialties packaged in one application with a huge selection of pre-built templates to help automate the workflow. The overall ease and setup of the menus makes navigation through the entire application seamless and effortless. NextGen also offers NextGen EPM at an additional cost which integrates with the NextGen EMR which means both clinical and administrative data is accessible in one database.
The NextGen EMR is a Microsoft certified partner that utilizes state-of-the-art technology, which includes Windows OS, SQL database and Microsoft Active Domain architecture. The applications employ sophisticated protocols to ensure security and HIPAA compliance. The applications are written in Visual Basic and Visual C++ which enables the user to interact with the system through a portable, wireless workstation or a standard Windows based desktop computer. As the data is captured, it is relayed back to the database engine on a UNIX, Windows 2000/NT or Novell server. You can run the application on a locally hosted server; NextGen also has a corporate data center which can act as a host for your data collection.
Ease of use, configuration, and deployment
NextGen EMR has user friendly tools that allow you to customize workflow and content options quickly. This system provides diagnostic support and clinical reference information which improves patient satisfaction. The price of NextGen EMR varies depending on the size of the practice and any additional options purchased.
The overall ease and setup of the menus make navigation through the entire application seamless and effortless. This system is designed for physicians to point and click their way through an entire exam quickly and effortlessly. This multi featured system streamlines workflow, increases productivity, and enhances quality of care.
Over 20 different specialties
Improves quality of documentation
Additionalfeatures can increase the cost of the system