Health Information Technology Enhances Exchange Capabilities

Geisinger selects NextGate technology for Keystone Health Information Exchange

ARCADIA, Calif. and DANVILLE, Penn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NextGate, a leader in the IT indexing field, today announced that Geisinger Health System, widely recognized for its advanced electronic health record (EHR) and execution of innovative care models, is implementing NextGate’s patient indexing software. The software will enhance the coordination of patient data across the health system and enable care providers to access patients’ most up-to-date clinical information regardless of location.

In addition, NextGate software will enhance the sharing of critical clinical information between participating healthcare providers in the federally funded Keystone Beacon Community, as well as participating providers in the Keystone Health Information Exchange (HIE). NextGate’s software enables the sharing of clinical data in a standardized, consistent, and secure manner, promoting organizational efficiency and most importantly, increased accuracy in the assessment of patient health information. Data will be available from any location, averting costly duplicate procedures and improving patient satisfaction.

“NextGate’s software provides the comprehensive features, flexible architecture, and real world usability we need to match patients between our health information and EHR systems,” said Ernie Ishman, Geisinger’s Director of System Integration and Support.

“We incorporated our previous experience with Geisinger and hundreds of other Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) implementations into building MatchMetrix so that healthcare organizations could simplify and enhance the management of their patient data,” said Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate. “As the industry’s premier Enterprise Master Index specialist, NextGate is focused on providing healthcare systems and HIE initiatives with products to elevate patient care.”

About NextGate

NextGate is a products and services company that delivers Master Data Management, Enterprise Indexing and Registry, and Service Oriented Architecture based solutions to Healthcare and other industries. Capitalizing on over 16 years of development experience at Software Technologies Corporation, SeeBeyond, and Sun Microsystems, NextGate created MatchMetrix to provide an accurate, affordable, user-friendly, and easily implemented enterprise index to help organizations identify and manage their patient data. Follow NextGate on Twitter at www.twitter.com/NextGate or Facebook at www.facebook.com/NextGate.

About Geisinger Health System

Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including advanced medical home and ProvenCare ("warranty") program. The system serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 42 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org.



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