TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - Nextech Systems, LLC, the leading provider of specialty-focused healthcare technology solutions for physician practices, today announced the release of its newest practice management and electronic medical records software, version 11.6. New features include an option to utilize Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) and several automated, customizable scheduling enhancements to manage patient retention, increase revenue, save time for staff schedulers, and increase overall practice efficiency.

With its 11.6 software upgrade, Nextech saw an opportunity to support two major industry trends -- the evolving regulatory mandates in e-prescribing and increasing demand for workflow efficiency.

"Our latest product enhancements are specifically designed to help our specialty practices not only prepare for future mandates, like EPCS, but also improve efficiency and patient satisfaction through enhanced scheduling," said Christina Majeed, chief product officer at Nextech. "The 11.6 software release is a testament to Nextech's constant innovation and commitment to helping practices ensure compliance and productivity."

In response to a number of changing regulatory and technology requirements with e-prescribing, Nextech implemented the EPCS feature to better prepare specialty physicians for the transition from paper prescriptions to electronic prescribing.

In addition, the 11.6 software upgrade continues Nextech's steadfast support to ensuring medical providers are thoroughly trained and educated in preparation for all compliance mandates much like the ICD-10 deadline on Oct. 1, 2015.

Nextech's scheduling functionalities in its 11.6 software helps practices improve patient experience and optimize workflow. This update includes three key features: an appointment rescheduling queue that aggregates missed appointments into a single list for Nextech's users; a scheduling optimization tool that allows users to better control their schedules by setting specific rules, making it possible to schedule a mix of patients for all payers; and a template scheduler module that can automate a physician's schedule to match their personal workflow, eliminating the need to schedule line-by-line.

To learn more about Nextech's latest enhancements, please visit www.nextech.com.

About Nextech
Nextech deploys specialty-focused, intelligent, all-in-one electronic medical records and practice management software and services for physician practices. Dedicated to specialty providers since 1997, Nextech delivers consultative guidance, professional services and innovative tools that enable clients to increase efficiencies while meeting their long-term business goals. In 2013, Nextech acquired MDIntelleSys, the cloud based solution provider of IntelleChart. The company's combined portfolio integrates seamlessly with value-added modules to create a single, intelligent, intuitive platform that streamlines clinical, administrative, financial and marketing workflows. To learn how Nextech's advanced offerings help specialty providers succeed in a fast-changing healthcare environment, visit www.nextech.com.

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