NextGate and MD EMR Systems Partner to Identify and Eliminate Duplicate Patient Records for Optimal Data Migration

Top KLAS-Rated EMPI supports data migration efficiency with Enterprise Unique ID during EMR conversions

MONROVIA, Calif. – July 27, 2017 – NextGate, a global leader in patient identity management, and MD EMR Systems, an electronic medical record solutions developer specializing in data migration, have established a strategic partnership to deliver improved health data management and integration.

The collaboration will enable the discovery, analysis, and management of duplicate and incomplete patient records using NextGate’s Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) for seamless migration of information when integrating electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs) and other system applications. The NextGate EMPI builds on the successful services of MD EMR Systems to manage migration for complex data environments by reconciling patient records prior to consolidation. The result is a unified healthcare IT system that delivers a longitudinal patient record across the continuum for enhanced care delivery and patient safety.

“Providers are increasingly looking for solutions to harness patient data from multiple, disparate systems for enhanced care collaboration and meaningful decision-making,” said Mike Duckworth, founder of MD EMR Systems. “This partnership makes it possible to integrate all of them with superior accuracy and integrity for greater quality and safety, operational efficiency and workflow.”

NextGate and MD EMR Systems recently partnered with a large health system in the Midwest to complete a successful conversion from a legacy EMR system to a new enterprise EMR. The EMPI generated an Enterprise Unique ID for patient records prior to the data migration, identifying duplicates within each system and combining incomplete records. The process simplified migration between the two EMR systems by producing a production-ready database with each patient record assigned a common patient identifier.

“With the proliferation of health information exchange, organizations are facing serious data management and migration challenges,” said David Bennett, NextGate’s Vice President of Partnerships. “This partnership ensures our customers have standardized information no matter the source, and can rely on proper data governance to support interoperability. By combining our innovative technologies and expertise, organizations can optimize their data for improved clinical, financial and operational performance.”

About MD EMR

MD EMR Systems has been revolutionizing the healthcare IT industry for more than 20 years with cutting edge innovation while changing the face of patient engagement. Not only has MD EMR Systems been the leader in integrating Centricity databases into the greater IT ecosystem, they also customize clinical workflow via custom encounter forms, design new interfaces using Qvera QIE to Mirth, calibrating patient portals, streamlining the patient registration check in process via Care Kiosk and the most ingenious self-scheduling rules based system available to date with Odoro. There’s no task to big or small for the MD EMR Systems whether it’s importing data from other EMRs, to merging, purging, extracting data from other EMR databases. For more information, visit

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 over 200 million lives and is deployed by the nation’s most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges. For more information, visit


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