Orion Health Partners with NextGate for Centralized, Comprehensive Patient and Provider Registries

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Orion Health HIE embeds trusted directory to share patient data

Orion Health's customers demand excellence and NextGate sets the standard for indexing, registry, and master data management solutions that form the basis of successful health information exchanges.

Health Information Exchanges under pressure to ensure quick and accurate correlation of patients and their health records now have access to the intricate logic necessary to compare and link patient and provider data. Fast access to a complete Electronic Health Record (EHR) that correctly matches the patient is essential to minimizing patient risk and maximizing the efficiency of healthcare delivery. Orion Health and NextGate today announce a partnership to include NextGate® MatchMetrix® EMPI and MatchMetrix Provider Registry in the Orion Health Health Information Exchange solution.

Chris Ward, Orion Health Senior Vice President of Global Marketing says organizations engaging in health data exchange can’t risk matching a patient with the wrong health record. “Orion Health technology facilitates the secure exchange of more than 35 million patients’ data including some of the most innovative ehealth programs in the world. Our customers demand excellence and NextGate sets the standard for indexing, registry, and master data management solutions that form the basis of successful health information exchanges.”

NextGate’s registry products help HIEs to simplify the administration of enterprise data and deliver a complete and accurate view of a patient’s health records through the Orion Health Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution. This platform for exchanging patient information between organizations and across regions enables a shared view of the patient records and provides a foundation for community care and disease management solutions.

Richard Garcia, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NextGate further emphasizes the connection between accuracy and patient outcomes. “Accurate patient and provider record matching is increasingly important in light of new health information exchange and accountable care initiatives. Automating the matching process reduces the potential for error and decreases the time healthcare workers must spend searching for data, resulting in improved patient care. With NextGate MatchMetrix, Orion Health is delivering the patient and provider registry components that are critical to the success of an HIE solution and improving patient care.”

The Orion Health Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution provides a platform for exchanging patient information between organizations and across regions to enable a shared view of patient records and provides a foundation for community care and disease management solutions. The HIE offers a collection of components featuring physician and patient portals, an integration engine, enterprise master patient index (EMPI), provider registry, data repository, customizable notifications, and analytical and quality reporting tools. The application helps physicians manage disease programs by automatically coordinating care tasks between multiple healthcare providers and enabling clinicians to set up care plans that are consistent with "best-practice" guidelines.

With over 17 years of experience in building and implementing master index solutions, NextGate is the leader in matching and linking patient and provider information in the absence of a common identifier, allowing providers to achieve a single view of their patients. NextGate’s EMPI uses advanced intelligent matching statistical algorithms to identify, index, and resolve related patient records spread over disparate applications in different organizations. It builds a comprehensive master index of patients and links them together under an Enterprise ID. The Provider Registry creates a comprehensive and trusted master registry of all information about Providers and the services they are authorized to deliver.

About NextGate
NextGate is a products and services company that delivers Master Data Management, EMPI, Provider and other Enterprise Registries, and Service Oriented Architecture based solutions to Healthcare and other industries. Capitalizing on over 17 years of development experience at Software Technologies Corporation, SeeBeyond, and Sun Microsystems, NextGate created MatchMetrix EMPI to provide an accurate, affordable, user-friendly, and easily implemented enterprise index to help organizations identify and manage their patient data. The same algorithm, data stewardship GUI, and components used in the EMPI are used in NextGate’s other MDM products for Providers, Terminology, Encounters, Insurance, Citizens, and other entities in other domains. NextGate’s customers include Geisinger Health System, Boston Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, Caritas Christi Healthcare System, MidMichigan Health, Southern Illinois Healthcare, and Indian Health System. Follow NextGate on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/NextGate or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGate. More information can be found at http://www.nextgate.com.

About Orion Health Inc.
Orion Health™ is the leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) solution provider with expertise in clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector. Orion Health’s easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by enabling the exchange of healthcare information among disparate systems and providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By extending existing healthcare information systems, the Orion Health™ Rhapsody Integration Engine and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer. Orion Health HIE also supports Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) continuing their goal of improved care coordination, cost savings and better quality of care.

Worldwide, Orion Health has deployed health information communities involving over 35 million patients with hundreds of thousands of active clinical users including Maine’s HealthInfoNet, Alberta Health Services and Spain’s IB Salut. Orion Health’s partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, Allscripts, Oracle, Philips and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, Ochsner Health System, UCLA Medical Center, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Spain's IB Salut, South Eastern Norwegian Regional Health Authority, New Zealand Ministry of Health. Orion Health is a preferred Canada Health Infoway Solution. More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com.

Orion Health and Rhapsody are registered trademarks of Orion Health Inc, its parent/or its affiliates. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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