NextGen Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXGN), a leading provider of ambulatory-focused technology solutions, today announced that Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists (VCS), the largest private cardiology practice in Central Virginia, implemented NextGen Virtual Visits™ to expand care and treatment to patients for non-urgent visits that were disrupted by COVID-19.
After a short implementation, the integrated and purpose-built telehealth solution enabled the cardiovascular group to resume routine appointments after they initially saw in-person visits decline from the global pandemic. Learning how to use NextGen Virtual Visits at the practice’s eight locations across Virginia was straightforward for VCS staff since the solution is part of NextGen® Enterprise. During virtual visits, VCS physicians were able to review current cardiac concerns or problems, answer questions, manage and refill medications, follow-up on recent procedures, share lab or test results and provide patient education.
“NextGen Virtual Visits integration was seamless, and our patients were using the technology within days and doctors were able to document health information quickly within their current workflow,” said Patrick Toomey, assistant administrator for VCS. “This platform enables our cardiologists to continue vital patient care, which potentially saves lives.”
“Specialty practices such as VCS are successfully using our telehealth solution to not only maintain their patient volume during this health crisis, but also improve patient outcomes and experience,” said John Beck, Chief Solutions Officer, NextGen Healthcare. “As considerable risk and uncertainty with COVID-19 persists, many cardiac patients depend on virtual visits to more safely engage their providers and care teams.”
According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), only two percent of all ambulatory outpatient visits were conducted via telehealth prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Going forward, the ATA projects 60 percent of ambulatory care will be delivered remotely.
For more information about NextGen Virtual Visits™, visit here. Click here to read a recent case study about Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists, “Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists Sees Patients in a New Way.”
About Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists
VCS is the cardiovascular group of choice for primary care physicians, internal medicine providers and patients from Southside Virginia to the Eastern Shore. VCS provides the best care possible for patients with heart disease, vascular disease or heart rhythm problems. They offer diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks, stroke and peripheral artery disease by utilizing the most advanced technology available in a personal and compassionate manner. To learn more, please visit www.vacardio.com/about-us/
About NextGen Healthcare, Inc.
We empower the transformation of ambulatory care—partnering with medical, behavioral and dental providers in their journey to value-based care to make healthcare better for everyone. We go beyond EHR and PM. Our integrated solutions help increase clinical productivity, enrich the patient experience, and ensure healthy financial outcomes. We believe in better. Learn more at nextgen.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.