UHIN turns to NextGate for Reliable Patient Matching and Statewide Data Exchange; HIE network will replace its IBM patient matching software with NextGate's EMPI solution to improve patient identification and enhance care collaboration throughout Utah
NextGate, the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, announced today thatUHIN, a leading health information exchange (HIE), has selected its cloud-basedEnterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) as the foundation for patient identification and interoperability across the state. NextGate's market-leading EMPI, which manages patient identities for more than two-thirds of the U.S. population, will replace UHIN's preceding IBM patient matching software.
UHIN enables electronic medical records exchange and direct secure messaging services for 95 percent of hospitals and 90 percent of large clinics in Utah. The new technology will enable key improvements in care coordination and outcomes to support its network of 25,000 provider participants, including Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health. As a full-service healthcare clearinghouse, the UHIN network currently encompasses more than 214 million claims records and 6 million clinical patient records across the st...