NextGate Customers to Speak at SHIEC Virtual Annual Conference

Customers from KeyHIE, NEHII and UHIN to address the data challenges of COVID-19

PASADENA, Calif., August 17, 2020 ‑ NextGate, the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, announced today that three of its health information exchange (HIE) customers from Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII), and UHIN will participate on a panel at the 2020 SHIEC Virtual Conference. The panel, entitled “Overcoming the Thorny Data Challenges of COVID-19: How 3 HIEs Guided Crisis Response Efforts,” will be held on August 18 from 1:45 p.m. ET to 2:30 p.m. ET. Daniel Cidon, Chief Technology Officer of NextGate, will serve as the moderator for the session.

Details of the panel are below:

Event: 2020 SHIEC Virtual Conference

Panel: Overcoming the Thorny Data Challenges of COVID-19: How 3 HIEs Guided Crisis Response Efforts

Speakers: Kim Chaundy, Sr. Director of Operations at KeyHIE; Cody Johansen, Director of Operations at UHIN; Anh Nguyen, PhD, MSPH, Director of Analytics NEHII

Date: August 18, 2020

Time: 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Panel Overview:

COVID-19 has performed the unenviable task of exposing dangerously weak links in the care continuum. As the need for collaboration and access to high quality data for tracking and reporting intensifies, many providers remain stifled by interoperability shortfalls.

However, amid the turbulence brought on by the pandemic, HIEs have emerged as vital data contributors—sharing, standardizing and aggregating essential information. This session will bring together three leading HIE organizations to discuss how they are confronting various data challenges, including aggregation, patient identity management, and interoperability, for real-time case reporting and surveillance.

The 2020 Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) Conference will be held virtually from August 18 – September 15, 2020. SHIEC advocates on behalf of the member organizations to ensure their needs are represented in nationwide conversations about critical healthcare issues, including health IT, health data sharing and stewardship. For more information about the conference, speakers and sessions, click here.


About NextGate

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