PASADENA, Calif. and WEST CHESTER, Pa., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NextGate, the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with e4, a leading national provider of healthcare consulting services, to help healthcare organizations overcome the life-threatening and costly inefficiencies that result from duplicate medical records and patient identification errors.
The partnership will align NextGate's market-leading Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) platform with e4's complementary health information management and data cleanup services to quickly and cost-effectively resolve medical record duplicates and overlays. By combining their experience and proven capabilities into a single approach for patient identity and record remediation, NextGate and e4 will support providers with an end-to-end offering that resolves even the most contaminated systems to fast track critical patient safety improvements and data-driven decision making.
"With inaccurate patient identification costing the U.S. healthcare system $6 billion dollars annually, the industry must work more collaboratively to support providers with sustainable network of accurate, flawlessly organized data," said Andy Aroditis, CEO of NextGate. "We partnered with e4 because although the health data management market is saturated with vendors, most only offer half-baked solutions for patient matching. e4 complements our best-in-class EMPI to give providers a simplified, all-encompassing and practical solution for eliminating duplicates and ensuring data integrity across the healthcare enterprise."
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The partnership furthers NextGate's position in the healthcare market as the leading solutions provider in positive patient identification and solidifies its commitment to helping healthcare organizations overcome the clinical and financial pitfalls triggered by duplicate records, disparate EHRs and a patchwork of independent systems spread across care settings. NextGate'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.
"We are thrilled to be engaging on this endeavor with NextGate to help providers make the most of their EMPI investment and transform their overburdened, under-resourced HIM department into a data driven leader within their organizations for ever-lasting improvements in care delivery and patient safety," said Mike Brensinger, RHIA, CPHQ, Co-Founder of e4. "Not only do both companies share a common purpose in helping providers overcome poor data quality and system integration issues, we also understand that marrying our strengths enables success for all involved."
e4 is a leading national healthcare consulting and professional services company providing IT, Revenue Cycle, Clinical Optimization, HIM, CDI, and Coding solutions. e4 also specializes in complex program and change management, and uses LEAN and proprietary engineered software to maximize outcomes and efficiencies.
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.