Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital (MJMH) has chosen NextGen Healthcare Information Systems' Inpatient Clinicals and Financials to automate its healthcare information technology (HIT) platform and thereby support patients throughout central Mississippi.

NextGen provides integrated clinical, financial and connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations.

Implementation is scheduled to begin in early 2012 and coincide with the opening of two new nursing units at the hospital.

MJMH CEO John Dawson said one critical outcome they expect from using NextGen is better communication with local physician offices.

NextGen Healthcare inpatient solutions division executive president Steve Puckett said its information management and clinical reporting capabilities, built specifically for inpatient facilities, will also allow MJMH to keep current with new government requirements and programs in healthcare such as Meaningful Use.