PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NextGate, a leading provider of enterprise identity management solutions, announced that its Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and NextGate Provider Registry passed all 64 profile tests at the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon and Conference 2013, the healthcare IT industry's largest interoperability testing event. This accomplishment demonstrates the readiness of NextGate's EMPI and Provider Registry for immediate deployment in IHE-based and other environments, providing accelerated implementation, standard interoperability, and easy access to current patient and provider information from different platforms and stakeholders.
Provider Management Technology
NextGate's Provider Registry was one of only a few products to test against the IHE Healthcare Provider Directory (HPD) Trial Implementation, a profile designed to simplify the management of individual and organizational healthcare provider information. As components in the NextGate Registries for Healthcare software suite, the NextGate Provider Registry, NextGate Provider Directory, and NextGate Provider Self-Service Portal aggregate provider information from different public and private sources, and give healthcare organizations multiple options for consistent, up to date, and easily accessible provider management solutions.
"As healthcare organizations work towards integration and consolidation, the need for interoperability is more critical than ever before," stated NextGate's President and CEO, Andy Aroditis. "Our results in the IHE Connectathon show that NextGate's solutions support any system or architecture that specifies PIX/PDQ, HL7, XCPD, and HPD requirements, and therefore allows customers to leverage all of our advanced data matching and standardization features, rather than just being limited to simple patient indexes or various provider directories."
The Connectathon, held by IHE International Inc., is a multi-stakeholder effort to promote the effective use of healthcare information technology (HIT) by providing a common framework for multi-vendor systems. Using an accredited, standards-based certification program, IHE USA certifies that systems are interoperable against established criteria.
NextGate will be showcasing its Provider Registry, Provider Self-Service Portal, EMPI, Patient Portal, and other infrastructure products for connected care at the upcoming Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition from March 4-6, 2013 in New Orleans, LA. To view a demo of NextGate's Provider Self-Service Portal (and enter to win an iPad® mini), please visit http://bit.ly/Ya1vsP, or visit booth #1356 at HIMSS13.
About IHE USA
IHE USA (www.iheusa.org) is a not for profit organization founded in 2010 that operates as a national deployment committee of IHE InternationalÆ. IHE USA serves as a voice representing U.S. health IT interests and key partners in national health IT efforts for fostering the national adoption of a consistent set of information standards to enable interoperability of health IT systems.
NextGate provides Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), Provider Registry, and other identity management and registry solutions that integrate, index and coordinate data from disparate systems to provide unified views, expedite decision processing, and streamline interoperability to drive performance. For more information visit: www.nextgate.com.
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Source: NextGate Solutions