Sequoia Community Health Centers, Fresno, California, has selected MDI Solutions? MD Link? software as their data integration solution, following a multi-vendor procurement process.
MD Link will be implemented at the Health Centers to connect a variety of essential software systems. The key driver for Sequoia was to find a vendor with experience integrating NextGen’s. EMR software, which they had recently acquired. MDI resources will initially develop bi-directional interfaces for ADT, Scheduling and Billing between NextGen and MediDent?s? dental software.
It is antiscipated that MD Link will become a key component of the clinical and financial data management at the Health Centres. The extensive ‘plug-ins’ included with MD Link, such as the pre-built HL7 (Health Level 7) schemas and delimited text file connection feature, will allow Sequoia’ staff to readily integrate the ‘best-of-breed’ applications installed at the Clinic and more.
Sequoia was incorporated in 1978 as a nonprofit outreach organization in south Fresno. They began providing patient care services two years later at its current Orange and Butler site. In 2001, with an additional two sites, Sequoia served 20,760 patients for a total of 70,752 patient visits. Just four years later, after adding an additional four sites, Sequoia served 31,926 patients for a total of 119,680 patient visits?a patient increase of 65%. You can learn more about Sequoia at www.sequoiacommunity.org.