NextGen Acquires Medfusion: What Does it Mean for Clients?Acquisitions happen every day, but few generate as much excitement as the recent NextGen acquisition of Medfusion. The combination of two leaders in healthcare technology promises better experiences for both patients and providers. The $43 million cash deal is expected to close in December 2019, creating a powerhouse of ambulatory medical technology and customer service. So far, reactions to the agreement have been largely positive since it bolsters patient engagement as well as improves NextGen's financial outlook. The two companies' strengths complement each other in several ways.
Medfusion StrengthsMedfusion is known as a premier HCIT that emphasizes patient experience and enables the efficient retrieval of patient information from electronic health records (EHRs). In particular, clients embrace the company for its advanced, user-friendly patient portal.The Medfusion patient platform is a sophisticated portal that's interface is compatible with any computing device. Patients can easily schedule appointments, check-in for treatment, and make payments via Medfusion. The system eliminates many of the frustrations that a trip to a medical provider can cause:
- No lengthy check-in waits
- Reams of repetitive paperwork
- Online payment options make the financial aspect of medical care more transparent while saving the patient time