NextGate and IDology Partner to Mitigate Patient Identification Risks
Healthcare’s market-leading EMPI platform adds real-time patient identity verification using public and third-party data sources
PASADENA, Calif., February 13, 2019 – NextGate, the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, announced today a strategic partnership with IDology, a pioneer and trusted leader in identity verification, authentication and fraud prevention. The partnership brings together two identity management leaders to help solve the fundamental challenge of patient misidentification and medical record errors in healthcare.
Leveraging the power of identity verification from IDology within its market-leading Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), NextGate will enable organizations with superior accuracy of patient demographic information. The EMPI’s seamless integration of IDology’s ExpectID solution allows for real-time decisioning and validation of one’s identity using as little input as a patient’s name and address to return a record matching confidence score, thereby avoiding the risks associated with duplicate record creation and identity fraud. Enriching its EMPI with plug-and-play access to over 10,000 proprietary data sources containing billions of public records to instantly validate one’s identity, NextGate customers can benefit from a comprehensive solution for patient matching precision.
“Inaccurate, missing or outdated patient information severely hinders clinical and business performance,” said Andy Aroditis, NextGate CEO. “We are delighted to bring IDology’s identity verification technology to our growing list of EMPI customers to enable greater patient ID matching accuracy and utmost trust in their data. The opportunity also supports those on the frontlines of data collection and remediation with effective, straightforward decision-making and record comparison.”
The partnership reinforces NextGate’s commitment to progress and its position in the healthcare market as the leading solutions provider in positive patient identification. The company’s flagship EMPI solution, available on-premise or in the cloud, currently manages patient identities for more than two-thirds of the U.S. population.
“Our collaboration with NextGate presents a valuable opportunity for healthcare providers to verify a patient’s identity in real-time for quality assurance and data authenticity,” said John Dancu, CEO of IDology. “We are excited to join NextGate’s efforts in facilitating a holistic view of a patient’s health record and history for definitive improvements in quality, delivery and profitability. By taking advantage of this unique opportunity, providers will be well positioned to generate tremendous operational value to their business and thrive in the shift toward accountability.”
IDology provides real-time technology solutions that verify an individual’s identity and age for anyone conducting business in a consumer-not-present environment to help drive revenue, decrease costs, prevent fraud and meet compliance regulations. Founded in 2003, IDology offers a solution-driven approach to identity verification and fraud prevention that ultimately helps increase customer acquisition and improve the customer experience. IDology has developed an innovative and on-demand technology platform that allows customers to control the entire proofing process and provides the flexibility to make configuration changes that are deployed automatically—without having to rely on internal IT resources or IDology’ s customer service so businesses can stay ahead of the fraud landscape while maintaining compliance. For more information, visit www.IDology.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 NextGate.com.
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