SOURCE: NextGate Solutions

NextGate Solutions

September 14, 2016 11:15 ET

NextGate Launches Cross-Enterprise Clinical Document Exchange Capabilities

XDS Registry & Repository Follows Industry Standards to Exchange Clinical Information in Accordance With Data Access Safeguards Including Patient Consent and User Authorization

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - September 14, 2016) - NextGate brings advanced patient data management capabilities to market for the accurate exchange of electronic documents between providers and care teams that use disparate systems and varying data sources. The NextGate XDS Registry & Repository stores and provides references to clinical documents from any data source and properly links them to the right patient via NextGate's Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) patient data matching technology. The accompanying web-based Document Viewer simplifies the retrieval and viewing of various patient document types including care summaries, discharge documents, lab results, advanced directives, and patient consent documents. This User Interface incorporates the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), a standard that enforces and authenticates access control based on a user's access rights to view and retrieve documents.

NextGate has launched this clinical document storage solution at a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) that manages over 142 million clinical documents submitted from member organizations. Data sources that feed clinical documents into the XDS Registry & Repository include physician practices and laboratory providers.

Shorthand for Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing, XDS is an Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) standards-based interoperability specification for managing the sharing of documents between any healthcare enterprises and provides:

  1. Document storage accessible to providers and care team users
  2. Security support and access controls to comply with state-mandated requirements for setting up a secure, technical infrastructure
  3. Web-based Document Viewer, integrated with an organization's Electronic Health Records or other core technology, to validate patient consent and access control for single sign-on
  4. Data governance and process standardization for document storage and exchange

Combining the XDS solution with NextGate's top KLAS-rated EMPI builds on a foundation of accurately matched and reconciled patient records and enables the storage and use of biometric data for enhanced identification. The NextGate XDS Registry & Repository advances interoperability by sharing and exchanging clinical data including hospital discharge summaries, laboratory and radiology results and physician referral data.

"NextGate continues to push the envelope for quality and efficiency in data management," says Andy Aroditis, NextGate cofounder and Chief Executive Officer. "With our clinical document exchange product, organizations can control the exchange of clinical information, meaning only certain documents stored within the XDS Registry & Repository can be exchanged based on patient and care giver criteria. This removes a significant administrative burden and potential error-prone process for many healthcare organizations."

The XDS implementation uses SAML to enable organizations to comply with many security support and access control infrastructure requirements mandated by many states, including the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY). NextGate XDS Registry & Repository also seamlessly integrates a web-based Document Viewer User Interface to validate patient consent and control single sign-on access.

XDS gives any organization, including physician groups, hospitals, health information exchanges, ACOs and insurance providers a tool to exchange clinical patient data in an IHE standards-based format. This ability expands access to longitudinal record content, broadens collaboration capabilities and augments patient matching accuracy for providers and patient care teams.

With over 20 years of experience as the leader in master patient index solutions, NextGate's EMPI uses matching algorithms to identify, index, and resolve related patient records spread over different applications and disparate systems. It builds a comprehensive master index of patients and links them together under a Unique Enterprise Identifier. Today, NextGate's EMPI deployments are managing nearly 200 million lives.

About NextGate

NextGate helps connect the healthcare ecosystem by accurately identifying and linking patient and provider data from different applications. NextGate's iDAS (Intelligent Data Aggregation Server) solution framework leverages the company's industry-leading identity management technology to organize and relate data from enterprise systems to provide a more complete and accurate view of the total healthcare experience. NextGate technology is deployed by the nation's most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges. For more information, visit

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