NextGen Healthcare Information Systems will be the third major electronic health records vendor to use the emerging national clinical health information exchange network of Surescripts, which has long operated a national electronic prescribing network.

Surescripts’ clinical network uses the secure messaging software of Kryptiq, which was a partner and recently acquired by Surescripts. Epic Systems and GE Healthcare have in recent months linked to the network, as have hundreds of hospitals and other providers. For instance, a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is enabling 650 hospital labs to connect.

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