APMA is pleased to expand its partnership with NextGen® Healthcare (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of cloud-based, ambulatory-focused technology solutions. NextGen Healthcare is a founding partner of the APMA Registry, and NextGen® Office is a preferred electronic health record (EHR) system for APMA members.
NextGen® Office is a fully integrated, cloud-based clinical and billing solution designed for small, independent practices with specialty-specific clinical content, an easy-to-use patient portal, and a claims clearinghouse. NextGen Office helps streamline workflows, improve clinical outcomes, and refine reporting while enhancing satisfaction for both the clinician and patient. NextGen Office offers clinical workflows tailored to podiatry and is the only EHR integrated into the APMA Registry.
This expanded partnership supports the ability to leverage clinical insights into best practices as a result of the united APMA Registry, the APMA Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) app developed by Darena Solutions, and NextGen Office.
“The APMA Registry and MIPS app were designed to help APMA member podiatrists thrive within MIPS,” said James R. Christina, DPM, APMA executive director and CEO. “The app allows members to report their data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under MIPS and also to track and benchmark their MIPS scores throughout the year,” Dr. Christina said. “The registry serves as a critical data repository to help fuel the practice of evidence-based podiatric medicine and surgery.”
“APMA and its members are charting a course to better health-care outcomes for patients. NextGen Healthcare shares APMA’s vision of easing the burden on independent practitioners, and our solutions create efficiencies that allow providers to focus on their patients,” said Srinivas (Sri) Velamoor, chief growth and strategy officer for NextGen Healthcare. “The partnership between APMA, NextGen Healthcare, and Darena Solutions emphasizes our commitment to whole-person care as the key to building healthier communities.”
With NextGen Office, podiatrists can touch, talk, or type encounter notes directly into the clinical documentation. NextGen Office empowers patients to schedule appointments electronically, request refills, and schedule telehealth visits. Importantly, it also allows the care team to connect with each other through direct messaging and referral exchange.
“We at Darena Solutions are proud to play an integral role in this partnership with APMA and NextGen Healthcare. We are excited about the potential of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) based registry we implemented for APMA to promote patient care in podiatry. By leveraging the FHIR standards, we will be able to provide analytical insights to APMA and its members so they can deliver prompt quality care driven by best practices,” said Pawan Jindal, MD, founder of Darena Solutions.
Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), headquartered in Bethesda, MD, is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 18,000 podiatrists in the country. In addition to the national headquarters, APMA boasts 53 component locations throughout the United States and its territories, as well as affiliated societies. Learn more about APMA at www.apma.org.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN) is a leading provider of innovative healthcare technology solutions. We are reimagining ambulatory health care with award-winning solutions that enable high-performing practices to create healthier communities. We partner with medical, behavioral, and dental providers in their journey toward whole-person health and value-based care. Our highly integrated, intelligent, and interoperable solutions go beyond EHR and Practice Management to increase clinical quality and productivity, enrich the patient experience and drive superior financial performance. We are on a quest to achieve better healthcare outcomes for all. Learn more at www.nextgen.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Darena Solutions
Darena Solutions delivers an ecosystem of FHIR® enabled interoperability, regulatory compliance, and analytics solutions to health-care providers and payers. By creating channels for data sharing between providers, payers, and patients, our solutions enable health-care organizations to achieve compliance and derive insights for prospective decision-making resulting in increased workflow efficiencies and better patient outcomes. You can visit us at www.darenasolutions.com and connect on LinkedIn and Twitter.