NextGate

Pasadena,  CA 
United States
http://www.nextgate.com
  • Booth: 4003

NextGate's iDAS solution framework helps existing applications attain interoperability. The 2014 KLAS Category Leader and industry leading NextGate EMPI, along with a suite of identity management registries, integrate, index and coordinate data from disparate systems to provide unified views, expedite decision processing, and streamline interoperability to drive performance.


 Press Releases

  • Under Mainframe Solutions Transformation Programme, NextGate EMPI replaces legacy system to modernize management of Electronic Health Record

    Edinburgh, U.K. and Pasadena, CA, February, 16, 2017 NextGate, a global leader in healthcare identity management, has secured a multi-year contract with NHS National Services Scotland to replace the existing Community Health Index (CHI) with a modern enterprise master patient index (EMPI) solution that will issue and maintain the unique patient identifiers used by health systems to identify a patient and corresponding electronic health records. By deploying a system that supports multiple legacy identifiers, the aim is to provide the ‘single source of truth’ for demographics across the service, and for partner agencies.

    Under the agreement and as part of the Mainframe Solutions Transformation Programme (MSTP), NextGate will deliver its #1 ranked MatchMetrix© EMPI software and services to become the issuing authority for the CHI Number, a number critical to the creation and maintenance of the electronic patient record across NHS Scotland.

    The deal signals further international expansion by NextGate and acceptance of its identity matching technology as an integral element in accurate patient identification and a cornerstone for the reliable electronic storage and administration of patient data.

    The new CHI solution will, among other benefits:

    • support demographic record creation and maintenance;
    • support multiple identifiers; and
    • make this functionality available to all parts of NHS Scotland in real-time

    By providing a modern, well supported solution, Health Boards will be able to generate and reference the most up to date demographics for patients, improve positive patient identification, and, with the increased use of the patient’s electronic health record, facilitate patient centred health care delivery.

    The CHI solution provided by NextGate is built on open standards allowing for integration with the Scottish Child Public Health and Wellbeing System, with other existing legacy systems, and enable co-ordination and co-operation with providers of other services and systems to NHS Scotland.

    "We are pleased to be working with NextGate, the leader in identity management, to move our MSTP initiative forward," said Andy Robertson, Director of IT at NHS NSS. "The modernization of our CHI system with their technology will help us deliver the highest standards of healthcare to the people of Scotland in a cost effective and efficient manner."

    "We look forward to helping NHS Scotland transform their use of electronic patient records and enhance the patient experience," said Andy Aroditis, NextGate CEO. "In today’s data rich environment, connecting patients to all of their records is a broad and important task that leads directly to more comprehensive quality care."

    About NHS Scotland

    NHS Scotland is the collective name for the 22 Health Boards across Scotland.

    About NextGate

    NextGate helps connect the healthcare ecosystem by accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data from different applications. NextGate’s iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server) solution framework leverages the company’s industry-leading identity management technology to organize and relate data from enterprise systems to provide a more complete and accurate view of the total healthcare experience. NextGate’s KLAS Category Leader EMPI technology currently manages more than 200 million lives and is deployed by the nation’s most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges. For more information, visit NextGate.com.

  • NextGate reaches 200 million unique patient identifier mark through expanded technology profile, product licenses and growth in interoperability solutions throughout the United States, Australia and United Kingdom

    PASADENA, Calif. – January 11, 2017 – NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and provider identity management, today announced the company’s 2016 year in review. Reaching a significant milestone in patient identity management, the company surpassed 200 million unique patient identifiers managed by the NextGate MatchMetrix® software. NextGate broadened its customer base locally in the United States and globally in Australia and in the United Kingdom. Product updates and the launch of a new product, iDAS, gave existing and new customers middleware solutions that easily integrate within their EHR or record database to reduce duplicate patient and provider records, map records to create a digital web of interactions and leverage social media technology for smarter data management.

    “Our success in 2016 reflects the hard work of our staff to meet the industry demand for interoperability solutions that are easy to implement, simple to adopt within current workflows and produce confidence in data output,” remarks Andy Aroditis, NextGate co-founder and CEO. “We continued to deploy practical and dependable solutions that connect the healthcare community with better data.”

    Customers

    Notable 2016 Go-Lives include:

    • Health Vantics, LLC
    • Albany Medical Center
    • County of San Mateo
    • Texas Hospital Association
    • BioReference Laboratories, Inc.
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System
    • Hallmark Health System, Inc.
    • Caradigm
    • Nebraska Methodist Health System
    • Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network (SWODIN)


    Camden CCG, located in London, released an article in the summer 2016 issue of The Commissioning Review detailing the quest to integrate patient records across a London borough. NextGate’s EMPI is a strategic element of this effort as noted in the article: “solving this back-end, yet vital challenge, has been an essential component to creating an accurate integrated care record. Without it, joining up episodes of care would not have been possible.”

    NextGate also announced the formation and opening of NextGate Solutions Pty Ltd., located in Sydney, Australia. This subsidiary, which is wholly owned, provides implementation services and customer support for all company products. Additionally, the NextGate headquarters in California moved to a larger office to accommodate growth.

    Community Connect, a virtual user group, was hosted by NextGate over the course of two-weeks to deliver sessions on a range of topics. The in-person user group conference called Make the Connection!, will take place in June of this year.

    Partners

    NextGate extends market-leading technology through strategic partnerships with other health information technology vendors. For example, in 2016 NextGate partner MedeAnalytics enabled Mississippi Division of Medicaid to become the first Medicaid agency in the nation to exchange clinical data with an EPIC EHR where the EMPI served as the patient record matching technology and supplied the enterprise patient identifier.

    Technology

    Andy Aroditis was featured in publications of Health Data Management and HIT Leaders & News.com explaining graph database technology, the iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server) product backbone. Launched in 2016, the iDAS platform uses social networking technology to automatically link and organize patient, provider and event information. Included in iDAS are NextGate’s core products: Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), Provider & Organization Registry, XDS Registry & Repository and Event & Relation Registry.

    MatchMetrix was updated to version 9.2 which included workflow enhancements, simplified tools for user management and efficiencies in product configurations. MatchMetrix continues to build a comprehensive master index of entities which are linked under an Enterprise ID.

    Facial recognition technology was incorporated into MatchMetrix as another measure to enhance the speed and accuracy of matching duplicate records, decrease fraud and improve patient safety. A standalone product or integrated into NextGate’s EMPI, this technology is trained through a neural network to recognize important facial features and match them to a patient record. This solution is vendor neutral, low cost, easily adopted and versatile to support a variety of patient settings.

    At the North America IHE Connectathon, NextGate demonstrated successful sharing of HL7 and Clinical Documents with dozens of health IT vendors including EPIC, Cerner, Athena, eClinicalWorks, NextGen, AllScripts, Caradigm, GE and Phillips. NextGate passed profiles for: PIX/PDQ v2 and v3, HPD, XPID, XCA, XCPD, XDS.b, XDS-I.b, ATNA and CT.

    About NextGate

    NextGate helps connect the healthcare ecosystem by accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data from different applications. NextGate’s iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server) solution leverages the company’s industry-leading identity management technology to organize and relate data from enterprise systems to provide a more complete and accurate view of the total healthcare experience. NextGate’s KLAS Category Leader EMPI technology currently manages over 200 million lives and is deployed by the nation’s most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges. For more information, visit NextGate.com.

  • Academic Health Center Leverages Automation, Data Integration Capabilities to Reconcile and Manage Provider Information across Multiple Systems and Sources

    BIRMINGHAM, Alab. and PASADENA, Calif. – October 5, 2016 – NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and provider identity management, announced today that University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine has gone live with NextGate’s Provider & Organization Registry. UAB Medicine, an academic health center in Birmingham, Alabama, chose NextGate’s software and expertise to automate many manual, time consuming processes in managing the master provider data network. Through this partnership, the NextGate Provider & Organization Registry will equip UAB Medicine with a consolidated, single database to find and maintain information from participating providers across the community, both individuals and organizations.

    Maintaining a provider database from more than five different data sources became an administrative burden for UAB Medicine employees. The NextGate Provider & Organization Registry creates an up-to-date “Source of Truth” registry from internal and external sources, significantly increasing the accuracy and simplicity of using provider information.

    “Our ability to communicate, drive positive outcomes and bring efficiencies for the UAB community hinges on a strong foundation of provider information.” remarks Brian Bishop, Integration and Operations Manager at UAB. “UAB is eager to leverage NextGate’s provider data management tools to quickly and efficiently store, share and update provider data. Process automation was a driving force in choosing NextGate to partner with UAB in this endeavor.”

    NextGate’s Provider & Organization Registry will automate the following processes for UAB Medicine:

    • Data synchronization across financial, clinical and credentialing systems
    • Assignment of UAB Medicine doctor number to physicians
    • Provider matching based on fields unique to UAB Health Medicine data
    • Data consolidation from more than 5 sources of physician data, including Admitting, Attending, Referring and Residents
    • Outbound updates of provider records to connected systems

    “We are eager to help UAB Medicine meet their immediate needs of operational and collaboration efficiencies, while at the same time providing the infrastructure to improve analytics, strengthen collaboration and support organizational growth,” adds Andy Aroditis, NextGate Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The availability of accurate provider data is a major component in the ability to communicate and drive positive experiences for patients, physicians and staff.”

    The unique data mapping abilities of the Provider & Organization Registry reconcile and merge duplicate provider records from the disparate provider sources like National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) and credentialing systems. This process eliminates potential errors resulting from manual lookup and data entry, and it returns time to the resources and staff that are tasked with managing provider data. The NextGate solution streamlines data entry and access and delivers accuracy in physician data management.

    The NextGate Provider & Organization Registry simplifies the management of the provider enterprise by using two key components, a provider registry and a directory.

    • The Provider Registry is the comprehensive store of information about all providers in a defined region and the services they are authorized to deliver. It aggregates content about entities and individuals from various sources and presents the information in an integrated view.
    • The Provider Directory is an IHE-compliant framework that offers a straightforward, easy-to-query list of only active provider participants. The narrow focus of the Provider Directory simplifies the search for and exchange of relevant provider information.

    About UAB Medicine

    UAB Medicine comprises the School of Medicine and the $3 billion UAB Health System that includes all of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s patient-care activities and 2,300 licensed beds, the majority in UAB Hospital — the third-largest public hospital in the United States, winner of the Women’s Choice award, and one of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals. UAB is the state of Alabama’s largest single employer and an internationally renowned research university and academic health center; its professional schools and specialty patient-care programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50. UAB is the largest academic medical center in Alabama and one of the top four largest academic medical centers in the United States. UAB’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science is advancing innovative discoveries for better health as a two-time recipient of the prestigious Center for Translational Science Award. Find more information at uab.edu and uabmedicine.org.

    About NextGate

    NextGate helps connect the healthcare ecosystem by accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data from different applications. NextGate’s iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server) solution leverages the company’s industry-leading identity management technology to organize and relate data from enterprise systems to provide a more complete and accurate view of the total healthcare experience. NextGate’s KLAS Category Leader EMPI technology currently manages more than 175 million lives and is deployed by the nation’s most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges. For more information, visit NextGate.com.

  • Practical Technology Increases Patient Safety and Decreases Duplicate Records

    PASADENA, Calif. – September 1, 2016 – NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and provider identity management, today announced the addition of a vendor neutral biometrics solution to improve the accuracy of identifying individuals and linking them to their medical records. By adding facial recognition technology to the powerful NextGate MatchMetrix® platform, organizations have additional mechanisms to search for and identify patients, therefore improving the speed and accuracy of matching duplicate records, decreasing fraud and improving patient safety.

    Biometrics capture unique physical characteristics of a person. Built on a neural network, NextGate’s facial recognition solution is trained to recognize important compositional features and then convert that information into a score. The score is incorporated into NextGate’s #1 KLAS rated Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) as an additional measure to be weighed and calculated during patient identification, providing an even more precise link between a patient and their medical records.

    “Biometrics extend the reach of patient identification, giving organizations more flexibility, accuracy, and confidence when locating, aggregating, and sharing patient records,” says Dan Cidon, Chief Technology Officer, NextGate. “The low cost yet sophisticated technology can be deployed in various environments, from self-service kiosks to the Emergency Room, enabling rapid identification of patients and access to their clinical information across the enterprise.”

    Facial recognition was chosen for this biometric solution because of its low cost, vendor neutrality, and ease of adoption for the user. As compared to other biometric solutions that require special equipment or training, NextGate’s approach can use basic digital cameras or scanned photos, such as a driver’s license, and can even process images from an existing database.

    About NextGate

    NextGate helps connect the healthcare ecosystem by accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data from different applications. NextGate’s iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server) solution framework leverages the company’s industry-leading identity management technology to organize and relate data from enterprise systems to provide a more complete and accurate view of the total healthcare experience.

    At the core of this architecture is NextGate’s KLAS Category Leader EMPI technology which currently manages more than 175 million lives. It is deployed by successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges around the globe. For more information, visit NextGate.com.

  • NextGate Manages 12 Million Unique Patient Records for the Texas Hospital Association

    AUSTIN, Texas and PASADENA, Calif. – September 7, 2016 – NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and provider identification, announced today that the Texas Hospital Association (THA) has gone live with NextGate’s MatchMetrix® technology platform as its Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) solution. The NextGate EMPI is correlating patient identifiers across a pilot of 250 THA-member hospitals through THA’s Patient Data System (PDS). The results of this initial product launch expect to fuel expansion to all 476 member hospitals.

    NextGate is managing over 12 million unique patients for THA at the time of Go Live. THA is building the technology into its brand-new flagship analytics and visualization platform, Atlas.

    “Collaboration between providers is key to improving the quality of care patients receive, but to collaborate effectively, providers need the ability to view accurate data from across the continuum,” said Fernando Martinez, Ph.D., THA’s chief digital officer. “Unfortunately, the current market produces data siloes and multiple patient identifiers that make it difficult to correlate data from disparate sources. With NextGate’s EMPI, we are building a system that will overcome this challenge for all of our hospitals.”

    After successful completion of the original pilot, THA will grow the population of hospitals in PDS as well as expand source systems to include real-time data feeds from THA Smart Ribbon. THA Smart Ribbon is a patent-pending, non-intrusive ribbon of information that hovers over a hospital’s electronic medical record and gives physicians real-time, patient-specific cost and risk data at the point of care.

    Driven by the vision of a unified health care delivery system for Texas, THA is leveraging NextGate’s EMPI technology to assess and analyze data from its member hospitals. One of the largest hospital associations in the United States, THA regularly provides data and analytics services to its members. THA selected NextGate for its No. 1 KLAS-rated patient-matching software. Through this new partnership, THA will aggregate data submitted from the initial 250 hospitals, laying the foundation for better data management and accurate patient identity across all future member hospitals in Texas.

    “We are thrilled to partner with THA to deliver better data to hospitals and health systems throughout Texas. NextGate is helping to minimize medical errors, reduce billing issues, improve interactions with patients and enhance information-sharing,” said Andy Aroditis, CEO and co-founder of NextGate. “Good data will serve as a foundation for THA and for its members as they work to improve the health care system.”

    NextGate’s EMPI solution delivers the ability to accurately match and link patient information in the absence of a common identifier, allowing providers to achieve a unified view of any patient. With over 20 years of experience as the leader in building and implementing master patient index solutions, NextGate delivers an EMPI that uses advanced probabilistic matching algorithms to identify, index and resolve related patient records spread over different applications and disparate systems. It builds a comprehensive master index of patients and links them together under a single identifier. Today, NextGate’s EMPI manages over 175 million lives through its No. 1 KLAS-rated patient-matching product.

    About THA

    Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents 476 of the state’s hospitals and health care systems, which employ 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn about THA on its website or Twitter.

    About NextGate

    NextGate connects the healthcare ecosystem by accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data from different applications. NextGate’s iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server) solution framework leverages the company’s industry-leading identity management technology to organize and relate data from enterprise systems to provide a more complete and accurate view of the total healthcare experience. NextGate’s KLAS Category Leader EMPI technology currently manages over 175 million lives and is deployed by the most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges. For more information, visit NextGate.com.

  • NextGate’s top KLAS-rated EMPI product will become the foundation for the San Mateo County Health System’s clinical and population health management efforts, business intelligence initiatives and Health Information Exchange activities

    PASADENA, Calif. – September 26, 2016 – NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and provider identification, announced today that the San Mateo County Health System chose NextGate’s #1 KLAS-rated EMPI, implementation services and software support as the foundation for better data and patient identity management in San Mateo County. The San Mateo County Health System (SMCHS), through its due diligence, selected NextGate as the partner and solution to provide an Enterprise Master Person Index (EMPI) patient matching solution as a strategic component for its clinical and population health management efforts and health information exchange activities.

    Through NextGate’s EMPI, SMCHS will provide and maintain a single, longitudinal identifier (known as an Enterprise Unique Identifier number or EUID) for patients that receive services from any one or more divisions within SMCHS. This identity management foundation will maximize the quality of patient care services, bringing greater value to the San Mateo County and citizens.

    The Health System environment contains multiple electronic health record (EHR) and data collection software applications to support the SMCHS divisions. SMCHS sought a vendor partner that can connect and integrate with its varying technology systems, with 6 EHRs that will participate in the EMPI.

    “This opportunity to bring market-leading technology to the physicians, patients and community of San Mateo will rapidly advance data quality that the physicians and care teams can trust during their patient interactions,” remarks Andy Aroditis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at NextGate. “Through this partnership, we are confident that the data integrity will surpass expectations, bringing matched, accurate and clean patient records into the multiple San Mateo electronic health record systems, hospitals, and divisions.”

    Following the implementation of the NextGate EMPI, SMCHS will implement a clinical data repository (CDR) and data sharing among Health divisions as well as community partners. To standardize and improve the accuracy of registration for all systems, SMCHS plans to search for patients in the EMPI, rather than the local application database.  By doing so, all patient records in the EMPI that contain similar search criteria can be searched, regardless of which participating system originally submitted them.  This process significantly increases the probability of finding the patient record, and nearly eliminates the possibility of creating accidental duplicate records.

    “We commend SMCHS for prioritizing patient identity as the foundation for measurable clinical and population health management improvement,” adds Andy. “An accurately matched and identified patient from a single hospital or across multiple care sites will improve provider collaboration, drive efficiencies in administrative work and prove invaluable in delivering higher quality patient experiences.”

    Using HL7 and custom message formats, transactions are exchanged with the EMPI through the NextGate Message Server which supports PIX/PDQ and many other integration methods. Tuned to the unique San Mateo Country population, the sophisticated NextGate EMPI technology compares records to determine if they are duplicates, unique, or potentially a duplicate.  An intuitive management console allows authorized users to merge, unmerge, and edit EMPI records.

    The NextGate EMPI assembles a “Golden Record” for the patient which consists of the most accurate and up to date information collected from the external systems.  An enterprise unique patient identifier (EUID) is assigned to each patient, and is distributed to consuming systems as appropriate, giving all systems a common reference when referring to the same patient. Once the EUID is established, it becomes the foundational “patient key” for the County’s other departments and future projects to support additional data management and global data governance objectives.

    About the San Mateo County Health System:

    The Health System is the largest department in San Mateo County, employing 2,200 staff with an operating budget of $700 million. There are 10 divisions in the Health System, each with unique responsibilities, programs, and services. The divisions within the Health System are:

    • Aging and Adult Services (AAS)
    • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS)
    • Correctional Health Services (CHS)
    • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • Environmental Health (EH)
    • Family Health Services (FHS)
    • Health Administration (HA)
    • Health Information Technology (HIT)
    • Public Health Policy and Planning (PHPP)
    • San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC)

    For more information, visit SMCHealth.org.

    About NextGate

    NextGate helps connect the healthcare ecosystem by accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data from different applications. NextGate’s iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server) solution framework leverages the company’s industry-leading identity management technology to organize and relate data from enterprise systems to provide a more complete and accurate view of the total healthcare experience.

    At the core of this architecture is NextGate’s KLAS Category Leader EMPI technology which currently manages more than 175 million lives. It is deployed by successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges around the globe. For more information, visit NextGate.com.

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