NextGate, a provider of healthcare enterprise identification, and Life Image, a global network for sharing clinical and imaging data that is powered by industry leading interoperability standards, today announced a strategic partnership to meet the increasing demand for reliable imaging workflow integration.
Global-Sharing Network of Clinical, Imaging, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Data
Eliminating silos and ensuring that each patient has one and only one record, NextGate and Life Image will help caregivers and researchers optimize care delivery through their EHR, imaging and other health information systems, forming a solid foundation for data exchange and coordination of care.
Seamless integration of NextGate’s market-leading Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) within the Life Image Interoperability Suite will help to orchestrate accurate, comprehensive patient demographic information across an extensive network of 1,500 U.S. hospitals, 8,000 affiliated sites, 150,000 providers and 58,000 global clinics. The Life Image network—a global ecosystem of clinical, imaging, medical device, and pharmaceutical data now integrated into the workflows of 80 percent of all large health systems and academic medical centers in the U.S.—exchanges seven billion imaging files and manages more than 10 million clinical encounters per month.
Why It Matters
The partnership furthers NextGate’s position in the global healthcare market as the leader in positive patient identification and solidifies its commitment to helping hospitals overcome the clinical and financial inefficiencies that result from duplicate medical records and data silos.
“The issue of poor patient identification and duplicate records has grown increasingly complex as more data is generated and more applications are introduced into the healthcare environment,” said NextGate CEO Andy Aroditis. “In the face of accountable, data-driven care, organizations now find themselves under increased pressure to effectively identify, track and manage individuals across care settings. We are proud to partner with Life Image to deliver unprecedented clarity and reliability into one’s medical record for informed clinical decision making, effective care management, and a seamless patient-provider experience during every encounter.”