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Texas Hospital Association Selects NextGate Patient Matching EMPI Solution

AUSTIN, Texas, April 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NextGate, the leading healthcare technology company for patient and provider identification, today announced that the Texas Hospital Association (THA), has launched NextGate's MatchMetrix® technology platform as its Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) solution. The patient-matching solution correlates patient identifiers across a pilot of THA's 250 hospitals with the intention of expanding to its entire 452 member hospitals in the future.



Driven by its vision of a unified healthcare delivery system for Texas, THA is leveraging NextGate's EMPI technology to assess and analyze data from its member hospitals to help them fulfill their mission of providing the best possible care. One of the largest hospital associations in the United States, THA regularly provides data and analytics services, as well as advocacy, for its members.

"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, THA 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."

THA selected NextGate for its No. 1 KLAS-rated patient-matching toolset and its vision for the solutions THA needs to achieve its long-term goals of a patient-centric view across all facilities and health systems with the ability to share information for better care coordination. Through this new partnership THA will aggregate data submitted from the initial 250 hospital members, laying the foundation for better data management and accurate patient identity across all its member hospitals in the State of Texas.

The EMPI will give THA's members additional care and cost value along with market-leading technology from a partner that is trusted by hundreds of hospitals and healthcare systems worldwide. 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.

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

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.

This EMPI also serves as the core of NextGate's new iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server), a breakthrough in enterprise person identification and data relationship management. iDAS helps healthcare organizations maximize the value of data residing in disparate applications and data platforms. It monitors existing message traffic and builds panoramic "views" of patient data and events, creating a web of meaningful relationships out of once-siloed data.

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 452 of the state's non-federal general and specialty hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.

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 the nation's most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges. For more information, visit NextGate.com

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

Source: NextGate Solutions