Hawaii HIE to Improve Patient Identification and Provider Data Accuracy with NextGate

HHIE will implement NextGate's Patient Matching as a Service and cloud-based Provider Registry to bolster data sharing and care collaboration throughout Hawaii

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NextGate, a global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, announced today that Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HHIE), Hawaii’s state-designated HIE covering more than 1.2 million patients, has selected its cloud-based Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI)and Provider Registryas a strategic component for fully-connected, person-centric care. The implementation will create a sustainable, statewidesystem of accurate patient and provider databy resolving duplicate and incomplete records forenhanced care collaboration and information exchange.

“Working with a best in class technology leader such as NextGate exemplifies our commitment to serving Hawaii’s healthcare community,” said Ben Tutor, Information Technology Manager of HHIE. “The partnership will enable HHIE to develop internal support tools to create accurate, efficient patient identity and provider relationships to those patients to support focused coordinated care.”

Cross-system interoperability is critical to the success of HHIE’s Health eNet Community Health Record (CHR), which has more than 1,200 users and 470 participating physician practices, pharmacies, payers and large healthcare providers that contribute to over 20 million health records statewide.Deploymentof the EMPI’s Patient Matching as a Service (PMaaS) solution will support HHIE’s vision of a fully integrated, coordinated delivery networkbyestablishing positive patient identification at every point across the continuum for a complete picture of one’s health.

NextGate’s market-leading EMPI, which manages patient identities for more than two-thirds of the U.S. population, empowers physicians and hospitals by seamlessly linking medical records in any given system and reconciling data discrepancies across diverse IT environments. As a cloud offering, the subscription-based PMaaS solution offers reduced time-to-connectivity, lowest total cost of ownership, and the highest level of patient data security and privacy. Ensuring that each individual served in the state of Hawaii has one and only one record, participants of HHIE will be able to map a patient’s entire care journey for informed decision-making and population health management.

Meanwhile, NextGate’s Provider Registry will synchronize and reconcile provider data across clinical, financial and credentialing systemsto enable an accurate directory and referral network of providers. Using a single provider ID, the registry aggregates and maintains up-to-date information about individual providers and provider groups, such as specialties, locations, insurance options, hospital privileges, spoken languages, and practice hours. Providers can also easily identify who else is on their patient’s care team as well as what other clinicians should receive test results, lab reports and other treatment summaries.

“A complete window of an individual’s health is key to fostering care collaboration and outcomes, eliminating medical errors and duplicative services, and improving patient and provider satisfaction,” said Andy Aroditis, CEO of NextGate. “We commend HHIE for prioritizing provider and patient identification as the basis for statewide interoperability and improved efficiency.”

"Accurate, comprehensive data that flows freely across boundaries is a catalyst for informed, life-saving decision making, effective care management, and a seamless patient and provider experience,” said Francis Chan, MPH, CEO of HHIE. “HHIE is proud to be working with NextGate to ensure our providers have timely and reliable access to data to deliver the high-quality level of care every patient deserves.With NextGate, we are building a scalable, trusted information networkthat will positively influence the health and well-being of our communities.”  

About NextGate

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.

About Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HHIE)

Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HIE) was established in 2006 to improve statewide healthcare delivery through seamless, safe and effective health information exchange. With more than 450 participants including Castle Medical Center, Hawaii Pacific Health, The Queen's Medical Center, and the state’s largest insurance provider,HMSA, HHIE is dedicated to improving outcomes, reducing costs, and enhancing the health and well-being of its citizens through secure, state-of-the-art technology and coordinated care delivery. To learn more, visit www.hawaiihie.org.

Stephanie Fraser
NextGate Solutions