Quality Systems Inc. and its subsidiary NextGen Healthcare Information Systems Inc. develop and market health-care information systems that automate medical and dental practices for physician hospital and management service organizations, ambulatory care centers, community health centers, and medical and dental schools. The company, based in Irvine, Calif., offers proprietary software under the NextGen3 name for keeping medical records (NextGenemr) and managing a medical practice (NextGenepm). Other NextGen software handles appointment scheduling, keeps a master patient index, and operates such devices as an image control system, a managed care server, an Internet-based data interchange with system interfaces, and a patient-centric and provider-centric Web portal solution. The company also provides NextGen Express for small practices, and NextGen Community Health Solution. In addition, Quality Systems offers hardware and software maintenance and support services, system training services, and electronic data interchange services, which connect patients, providers, and payers in various ways. Quality Systems was founded in 1974.