Hospital Sues NextGen Over EMR Implementation

Julie Bird | FierceEMR | January 2, 2014

A small Montana hospital recently filed suit against NextGen Healthcare Information Systems in federal court alleging the company failed to deliver an electronic health records system as promised, the Helena Independent Record reported.

In its suit, filed Dec. 18 in U.S. District Court in Helena, Mountainview Medical Center alleged that NextGen agreed but failed to install a certified EHR system by June 1, 2013. The hospital extended the deadline to Oct. 1, but according to the newspaper, learned via court papers in September that Austin, Texas-based NextGen's system did not comply with federal Meaningful Use standards.

The hospital said it spent more than $441,000 on the system, which it still does not have. Hospital lawyers declined to comment further on the filing, according to the Independent Record.