NextGen Healthcare to Integrate PDR Network’s Drug Information and Patient Safety Services to Benefit Providers
— PDR Certified Partner Network Continues Growth, Now Reaching More Than 130,000 Prescribers —
Montvale, NJ/HORSHAM, PA: May 14, 2013 – PDR Network, the leading distributor of FDA-approved patient drug safety and support services for electronic health record (EHR) and e-prescribing (e-Rx) platforms, today announced a strategic alliance with NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, to integrate PDR® interactive solutions within the NextGen® Ambulatory EHR platform. Once integrated, these services will provide drug information, safety alerts, medication adherence and product support programs within the workflow to NextGen Healthcare providers, enhancing their user experience and delivering the information necessary to provide optimal patient care.
By integrating PDR interactive solutions, NextGen Healthcare demonstrates the company’s commitment to improving patient drug safety by offering the most critical drug information needed, concisely and conveniently within workflow, at the point of prescribing. These solutions – including PDR® BRIEF, PDR® Search and RxEvent – offer maximum value to providers and their patients by delivering critical information behind the exam room door.
“We are proud to partner with NextGen Healthcare and provide solutions to enhance the safety and functionality of their EHR system to benefit end users and their patients,” said Andrew Gelman, senior vice president, EHR vendor relations, PDR Network. “In joining our Certified EHR Partner Network, NextGen Healthcare reinforces the trust and confidence that leading EHR platforms have in PDR solutions and the importance of trusted, up-to-date drug information within the new EHR-based provider workflow.”
Under the agreement, PDR Network’s interactive solutions will be available as part of each NextGen® EHR platform, to deliver critical prescribing and patient support information directly to providers. The NextGen product suites are integrated systems that streamline patient care with standardized, real-time clinical and administrative workflow throughout a practice, group or care facility.
“Our relationship with PDR Network opens the door to a new level of information that we can offer our providers to enhance their EHR system and their overall user experience,” said Michael Swim, assistant vice president business development, NextGen Healthcare. “This partnership demonstrates the value of trusted drug information within workflow to support patient safety and the commitment we have for our providers to enhance our system with these solutions.”
PDR Certified Network Growth Continues
Since its inception, the PDR Certified Network has grown steadily through strategic partnerships with industry-leading partners who appreciate the importance of delivering critical prescribing, safety and product support information to their providers within workflow at the point of care. Today, the Network now includes 27 industry-leading partners delivering content via more than 225 EHR platforms reaching more than 130,000 EHR prescribers and approximately 600,000 additional end users. PDR projects continued growth in the number of providers reached with these critical drug services—both through increases in the user-base of current EHR partners and through new EHR partners joining the Network.