NextGate to Showcase Automated Patient Matching and Data Stewardship Solutions During 2018 AHIMA Convention in Miami

Market-leading EMPI for patient identification eliminates errors, improves data integrity, and mitigates the risks of medical record duplication

PASADENA, Calif., September 21, 2018 – NextGate, a global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, will participate as a sponsor and exhibitor during the 2018 AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, September 23-25, in Miami, Florida. NextGate will showcase its industry-leading Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and affiliated cloud-based solutions for delivering a trusted, centralized view of healthcare data across multiply disparate sources, systems and locations.

As one of healthcare’s most dangerous and costly challenges, patient misidentification and duplicate medical records cost the industry $6 billion dollars annually, at a rate of $1,950 per duplicate. A recent Black Book Research survey found in the absence of EMPI solutions, 18 percent of an organization’s patient records are duplicates.

Health information management (HIM) professionals who live day-to-day in the trenches of medical records management are no stranger to the challenges of patient matching. As healthcare’s data environment grows, so does the need for sophisticated, highly-effective patient identification and interoperability tools that connect records across increasingly diverse platforms and vendors.

A trusted expert and global leader in patient identification for more than twenty years, NextGate’s vendor-neutral EMPI seamlessly links and reconciles medical records in real-time to give organizations a complete window of a patient health, while establishing proper data governance to support organizational growth. Designed to meet healthcare’s unique data and workflow requirements, the EMPI serves as a scalable, incredibly secure solution that fosters superior patient matching accuracy and efficiency, while significantly reducing manual remediation efforts.

“Timely access to accurate and comprehensive patient information is essential for any healthcare organization in delivering safe, coordinated, high-quality, and cost-effective care,” said Daniel Cidon, Chief Technology Officer of NextGate. “We look forward to connecting with the industry’s top HIM thought leaders and showcasing how healthcare’s most advanced EMPI solution can bring quality and accuracy to their data for meaningful decision-making.”

The AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, which draws more than 4,000 healthcare leaders and professionals annually, will be held at Miami Beach Convention Center. To learn more about healthcare’s market-leading EMPI, visit the NextGate exhibitor booth located at #1119.

About NextGate

With over 200 customers in four countries, NextGate is the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification. Committed to helping organizations overcome the clinical, operational and financial challenges that result from duplicate records and disparate data, our full suite of identity matching solutions connects the entire healthcare ecosystem to drive critical improvements in quality, efficiency and safety. NextGate’s market-leading EMPI currently manages 300 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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