Lyniate and NextGate announce merger agreement

Interoperability specialists Lyniate have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Nextgate, a company focusing on identity and master patient index solutions.

The organisations said through ‘increased market demand’ for interoperability solutions, and to support data quality and data sharing, the two will be joining.

Erkan Akyuz, president and CEO of Lyniate, commented on the merger: “The industry seeks interoperability solutions that integrate data and increase confidence in the meaning of that data as well. This is necessary to facilitate clinician satisfaction and improve patient experiences.

“Cross-organisational information sharing is essential to success in the evolving healthcare landscape. As the industry evolves, we are evolving with it. Lyniate will continue to stay ahead of the curve, delivering proven interoperability tools and services that advance our mission to connect people for improved outcomes.”

In the announcement the companies said the merger ‘deepens the interoperability stack’ by adding identity capabilities. Lyniate said: “For customers pursuing identity management initiatives, this strategic move offers immediate access to pre-built connectors.”

Andy Aroditis, CEO and founder of NextGate, added: “Lyniate and NextGate are a natural combination as the two companies offer highly mature solutions for accurately and effectively sharing information across the entire healthcare ecosystem.

“We are looking forward to joining Lyniate and bringing the benefits of our solutions to our respective customer bases and continuing to advance the progress of healthcare interoperability with new solutions that combine the best of both platforms, and make it easy for organisations to hand off their information-sharing initiatives to us.”