NextPen Voice Enabled Digital Pen Solution Based on Anoto Technology to Debut at NextGen Healthcare 18th Annual Users Group

NextPen Voice Enabled Digital Pen Solution Based on Anoto Technology to Debut
         at NextGen Healthcare 18th Annual Users Group Meeting (UGM)

New solution enables physicians to capture voice dictation and handwriting

PR Newswire

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 12, 2013

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Anoto, the world leader in
digital writing technology, today announced NextGen Healthcare Information
Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:
QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and
connectivity solutions, unveiled NextPen^® Voice, powered by Anoto digital
writing technology. This new solution provides a choice between written and
voice input, depending upon clinical examination protocols, preferences and


NextPen ^ Voice can help providers stay more engaged with patients while
streamlining and speeding detailed patient data capture. It works by obtaining
patient information without using a personal computer or tablet during home
health visits, in remote clinical settings with minimal technology resources,
and in specialty practices where higher levels of dictation are prevalent.
Providers can switch between voice dictation and handwriting easily during
patient encounters, by simply tapping the pen. By selecting its built-in
microphone in voice mode, users dictate into the pen and the recorded audio is
automatically associated with the correct patient, form and field. NextPen
Voice is an exclusive digital pen technology for healthcare applications
available only from NextGen Healthcare.

"NextGen is breaking new ground in healthcare with this cutting-edge voice
enabled digital writing solution which provides an important way to continue
winning the everyday challenge of combining productivity, accuracy and care in
the practice of medicine," said Stein Revelsby, CEO of Anoto Group AB. "Anoto
Live digital writing technology is widely implemented across healthcare,
education, field services, facility management, oil and gas and many other
industries around the world, and has transformed handwriting into the digital

Employing Anoto's digital writing technology and in close cooperation with
Livescribe™, NextPen Voice uses a miniature camera for the handwriting capture
mode. In writing mode, the pen tracks its position on a paper form and records
every stroke. Handwriting and drawings are recognized immediately and
dictation is automatically routed for transcription. Once the provider
approves the transcription with a simple click, NextPen Voice automatically
sends the dictated/transcribed data into the patient's chart as narrative text
and similarly, the handwritten data into the same chart as structured data.

"NextPen Solutions can save providers anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes per
patient, especially during reception area intake, and many clients report
saving up to two hours per day," said Roy Feague, vice president, development,
NextGen Healthcare. "Our new NextPen Voice digital pen adds dictation to the
proven track record of NextPen Solutions writing and drawing capture
functionality so providers have the ultimate digital pen solution to improve
productivity and cut costs while simultaneously improving the patient

The pocket-sized digital pens enable practices to simplify, increase speed and
add choice to patient data capture by offering two communication input types –
written and spoken. The devices can save time, reduce costs, improve accuracy
and provide secure data capture. They provide a convenient, natural way to
help providers focus on patient care and reduce worry about inaccurate input
or losing valuable data.

About Anoto Group
Anoto Group is the global leader in digital writing, which enables fast and
reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto
operates worldwide through a global partner network that focuses on
user-friendly solutions for efficient capture, transmission, distribution and
storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare,
pharmaceutical, bank and financial services, transport and logistics,
government and education. Anoto Group has over 110 employees and is
headquartered in Lund (Sweden). The company also has offices in Basingstoke,
Guildford and Wetherby (UK), Boston (US) and Tokyo (Japan). Anoto is traded on
the Small Cap list of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more
information: Follow Anoto on Twitter at

About NextGen Healthcare UGM 2013
This is the 18^th annual UGM and more than 5,000 attendees registered for the
event – the highest attendance ever. The conference this year is at the MGM
Grand in Las Vegas running from November 10 through November 13.Please follow
UGM 2013 updates, photos, videos, posts, and discussions – under the hashtag

About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, financial and
connectivity solutions for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider
organizations. For more information, please visit and

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For more information contact: Karen Pantinas
                              Davies Murphy Group


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