NextGate will join 100 vendors and more than 500 IT professionals to encourage progress of health information exchange and longitudinal patient data

PASADENA, Calif., January 11, 2018 – NextGate, a global leader in patient and provider identification, announced today its participation in the 2018 IHE North American (NA) Connectathon, January 15-19, in Cleveland, Ohio. An avid supporter of the event since 2010, NextGate will showcase its leadership and long-term commitment to driving adoption of healthcare industry standards for better integration and data sharing.

NextGate is dedicated to helping organizations overcome the clinical, operational and financial challenges that result from duplicate records and fragmented information by providing a longitudinal record of care across the enterprise.

During the event, NextGate will collaborate with 100 participating health IT vendors and more than 500 product managers, software engineers, IT architects and developers to demonstrate the value of interoperability and its suite of integrated solutions.

“As healthcare IT leaders and innovators, we have a responsibility to develop solutions that bring bidirectional, standards-based connectivity across systems to facilitate the free flow of accurate, real-time data from provider to provider,” said Dan Cidon, Chief Technology Officer of NextGate. “Connecting fragmented and siloed information is one of the most pressing issues in healthcare and the status quo of interoperability in the market as we know it is no longer acceptable. While we are proud to once again demonstrate the success of our interoperable solutions and collaborate with participating vendors, NextGate hopes to see this traditionally open collaboration proliferate outside the confines of the Connectathon.”

Sponsored by Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), the NA Connectathon is the industry’s largest interoperability testing event bringing together health IT vendors and government entities to collaborate and test the use of standards. The annual event promotes the development of sharing health information across various applications, systems and settings using IHE Profiles like PIX/PDQ (Patient Identity Cross referencing and Patient Demographics Query) and other industry standards, including HL7 FHIR.

NextGate has a long history of bringing effective interoperability innovation to the IHE NA Connectathon with its comprehensive suite of identity management solutions. This year, the focus of NextGate’s testing efforts will be its Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and XDS Registry. NextGate will test a variety of integration profiles with dozens of EHR vendors and test partners. NextGate’s EMPI is the industry’s leading centralized, real-time identity management platform that combines cross-system interoperability and integration with superior patient matching capabilities for a complete and accurate record of care across the continuum. Providers and their organizations use NextGate solutions to deliver high-quality, longitudinal care for 250 million patients across the globe.

NextGate will also take part in the IHE’s second annual mHealth Plug-a-thon, January 16-18, to test plug and play interfaces of emerging mobile solutions such as smartphone apps and cloud storage, with health systems, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), and HIEs. As NextGate transitions its software in to the cloud, the need to provide strong standards support is greater than ever in order to realize the goal of a plug and play environment.

Participating in the IHE NA Connectathon event and integrating seamlessly with other health IT companies underscores NextGate’s commitment to interoperability and bringing innovative solutions to market that helps organizations meet the insurmountable demands of value based care and population health.

“NextGate looks forward to participating in the IHE NA Connectathon and furthering our pursuit to expand interoperability capabilities among disparate technologies,” said Andy Aroditis, CEO of NextGate. “As the event has proven year over year, with effective standards, it is indeed possible to connect and exchange information across systems and parties.”

“A complete and accurate view of patients holds the key to solving many organizational challenges,” said Cidon. “Let’s support providers and the patients they serve by removing the integration barriers that plague our industry’s IT systems and facilitating access to comprehensive information at the point of care to drive enhanced clinical decision-making and better outcomes, more cost effectively.”

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About NextGate

NextGate’s expertise in patient and provider identification connects the healthcare ecosystem to provide a complete and an accurate record of care across the enterprise. We help organizations overcome the clinical, operational and financial challenges that result from duplicate records and fragmented information in healthcare for seamless data exchange, enhanced clinical decision-making, and better care collaboration. NextGate’s market-leading EMPI currently manages 250 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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