Alcidion expands partnership with NextGate to UK market

Smart health tech provider Alcidion Group Limited (ASX:ALC) has announced an expansion of its reseller agreement with NextGate to include the UK and Ireland.

In 2018, MKM Health (which was acquired by Alcidion in 2018) signed an agreement to resell NextGate’s market leading Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and Provider Registry solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Following a successful two-year relationship, this agreement has now been extended to also include the UK and Ireland.

NextGate is the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification, helping healthcare organisations overcome the clinical, operational and financial challenges that result from duplicate records and disparate data.

Alcidion’s reseller agreement with NextGate has resulted in two significant state-wide contracts in Australia. The Queensland Health Referral Service Directory based on the Provider Index was delivered by Alcidion working closely with NextGate. For the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services Unique Patient Identification program, Alcidion supported NextGate in delivery of its EMPI capability.

The expansion of the agreement to the UK and Ireland will further strengthen Alcidion’s ability to support NHS trusts, health boards and region wide integrated care systems. The news follows the Alcidion’s formal launch this summer of its Miya Precision product as the first smart clinical asset for the NHS.

Lynette Ousby, UK General Manager of Alcidion, said: “With the current focus in the NHS on consolidating clinical systems across regions, the ability to include the offering of NextGate solutions to complement our Miya Precision capability, establishes a true enterprise approach to healthcare delivery.”

Alcidion’s Miya Precision presents the NHS with an opportunity to move beyond static electronic records to technology that engages healthcare professionals. Early adopters are using the platform to orchestrate information across disparate systems using modern technology from Alcidion based on the FHIR standard and to establish smart clinical engagement supported by tailored clinical decision support.

With the ability to allow NHS organisations to use data to automate routine tasks, care plans and pathways, Miya Precision is being seen as a way to realise more value from electronic patient record investments and to provide a technology orchestration layer in trusts and for entire regions.

The addition of the NextGate Patient and Provider Registries, which are built on the MatchMetrix® master identity platform, will extend that capability to effectively manage identity for both patients and healthcare providers.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Alcidion to facilitate a modernised NHS infrastructure where patients are accurately identified and consistently matched to their health and social care data,” said Andy Aroditis, CEO of NextGate. “Together, Alcidion and NextGate are delivering innovative interoperable solutions that maximise the quality, efficiency and coordination of care.”

Alcidion Managing Director, Kate Quirke commented: “I am delighted that we can now expand our success implementing the NextGate solution in Australia to the UK. The combination of our service delivery and domain expertise with the powerful capabilities of MatchMetrix creates a compelling opportunity for the health sector to establish first class identity management.”