NextGate and MKM Health Awarded $12M Contract with Queensland Health to Build Statewide Referral Service Directory
MKM Health will roll out NextGate’s cloud-based Provider Registry to establish a Queensland-wide Referral Service Directory
PASADENA, Calif. and Adelaide, South Australia, November 26, 2018 – NextGate, a global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, and MKM Health, a subsidiary of Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC), have secured a major contract with Queensland Health to establish a statewide Referral Service Directory (RSD). As an authorized reseller, MKM Health will supply NextGate’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) Provider Registry to enable a central point of reference for external referrals from General Practitioners (GPs) and internal referrals across Queensland Hospital and Health Services.
The Referral Services Directory is a foundational element of Queensland Health’s Integrated Referral Management Solution (iRMS) program, an integral component of the government’s $361 million Specialist Outpatient Strategy launched in September 2016 to tackle outpatient waiting lists, which has already seen GPs given online access to their patients’ hospital records.
The RSD solution, with a contracted term lasting through to mid 2024, will be initially implemented at Metro South Hospital and Health Service (MSHHS) and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS). The contract with Queensland Health covers the supply of the RSD service and the second contract with MSHHS covers the initial implementation and configuration of the solution for MSHHS including integration with the GP Smart Referrals platform, which allows GPs to create and submit electronic referrals from existing practice software.
The combined value of the contracts is $12 million which includes service fees for implementation and recurring RSD SaaS service fees.
Kate Quirke, CEO of Alcidion Group said this was the second major NextGate contract that MKM Health has entered into in Australia over the last two years, but the first major one since MKM Health became an authorized NextGate reseller earlier this year. The first major contract involved MKM Health working with NextGate to implement their Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) solution across the Victorian public health service.
“The reseller agreement with NextGate gives us access to a market-leading, and highly complementary product set, and importantly puts us at the forefront of a major public healthcare IT project set to benefit many patients and GPs across Queensland,” said Quirke.
“This contract will allow us to establish a stronger presence in Queensland, working closely with Queensland Health and in partnership with Queensland Health agencies to deliver on a high value project. It also adds a sizeable increase to our total contracted forward revenue pool to be recognized over the next five years, which as of September 30, stood at $23.9 million,” she added.
“We continue to be impressed with MKM Health’s commitment to helping the healthcare sector track and manage individuals in today’s highly-diverse, digitized environment through the introduction of scalable, fully-integrated solutions,” said Andy Aroditis, CEO of NextGate.
“Implementation of NextGate’s Provider Registry will enable an accurate directory and referral network of healthcare providers to give GPs timely, reliable access to referral information for more informed decision-making, enhanced workflow processes, and better clinician and patient satisfaction.”
Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC) has a simple purpose: to make healthcare better with smart, intuitive solutions that meet the needs of hospital and allied healthcare, worldwide. The Group consists of three healthcare software companies; Alcidion Corporation, Patientrack and Smartpage, and MKM Health, an IT solutions and services provider. Each company brings a complementary set of products and skills that create a unique offering in the global healthcare market; solutions that support interoperability, allow communication and task management, and deliver clinical decision support at the point of care to improve patient outcomes. With over 25 years of combined healthcare experience, the Alcidion Group of companies brings together the very best in technology and market knowledge to deliver solutions that make healthcare better for everyone. Learn more at www.alcidion.com.
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 www.nextgate.com.
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