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NextGate Announces Continued Success with Western Connecticut Health Network

PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and physician identification that supports care team collaboration, today announced successful partnership growth with Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) as the network forms a Shared Savings Program. As one of the largest providers of healthcare identity management technology, NextGate and WCHN are working together to further improve patient identification efforts by more accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data.

WCHN identified a need for a comprehensive solution that could provide full management of patient identity data to support all functional and transactional systems in their network, and they selected NextGate's Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) to meet these needs in 2012. Since that time, they have worked with NextGate to implement distinct and configurable settings so they can control, set thresholds, route and manage exceptions of data within the EMPI. Their network also needed a solution which demonstrated multi-entity and multi-environment capabilities, and NextGate has grown with them by offering flexible, configurable and innovative solutions to help WCHN achieve greater results.

"With 1.8 million patient medical records to manage, we knew WCHN needed a comprehensive and highly developed tool to empower our care teams with accurate and actionable data," said Joyce Rice, director of health information services at WCHN. "We have been so pleased with our three year partnership with NextGate, and with their help, we have reduced our duplicate record rate to approximately two percent."

"WCHN's forward-thinking and committed approach to proactive healthcare will truly benefit their patients by providing relevant, concrete data that can be used to improve the quality of care," said Andy Aroditis, NextGate CEO and co-founder. "We are thrilled to be a part of this partnership where we are growing together in an evolving healthcare landscape. We look forward to serving WCHN, so we can continue to enable meaningful collaboration among care providers, departments and organizations."

NextGate's EMPI solution enables organizations to automate duplicate record clean- up, eliminate duplicate registrations and provide faster, more accurate patient lookup while promoting a consistent overall patient experience. The company is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2015, and this milestone marks a decade of NextGate's collaboration, commitment and innovation in the healthcare industry.

About NextGate

NextGate uses its unmatched expertise in patient identification to connect the healthcare ecosystem by accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data. NextGate's Care Team Collaboration solution leverages the company's industry- leading identity management technology to connect disparate data at the patient and provider level, dynamically building care team profiles and empowering the team with relevant and actionable information. At the core of this architecture is NextGate's Best in KLAS EMPI technology which currently manages more than 170 million lives. It is deployed by the nation's most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. With this recent affiliation, the organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub- specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and other affiliates. For more information, visit TheNewWCHN.org. Share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital;Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital and/or Facebook.com/NorwalkHospital.

CONTACT: Richard Garcia NextGate 626-262-4010 richard.garcia@nextgate.com



Source: NextGate Solutions