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Nebraska Health Information Initiative enables statewide COVID-19 data collection and reporting

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The Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII), in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, has gone live with its COVID-19 data-monitoring platform. NEHII’s COVID-19 dashboard is a comprehensive data, event tracking and reporting platform that connects critical public health information across the entire state to effectively monitor the outbreak and guide response efforts.

The goal with this dashboard is to help the state of Nebraska accurately track COVID-19 cases and test results. Using technology from NextGate, InterSystems and KPI Ninja, public health officials and care teams across Nebraska have access to comprehensive data on COVID-19 patients as well as key resource utilization.

Using NextGate’s cloud-based Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), KPI Ninja Universe, and InterSystems HealthShare, NEHII can aggregate and link COVID-19 data into a single, consolidated view that moves in real time, based on direct data feeds from hospitals, clinics, and laboratories throughout Nebraska. This includes data specific to admission, discharge, lab results and other pertinent information related to COVID-19, ensuring the right data is correctly tied to the right patient.

 “Now, more than ever, we need to fill interoperability gaps and bring quality data together to facilitate a highly-coordinated and effective response to the pandemic,” Jaime Bland, CEO of NEHII. “The new data monitoring program augments our HIE to report accurate, knowledge-based data that informs life-saving decisions and community emergency prevention efforts at a time of unprecedented need.”

For more information, go to www.nehii.org, www.nextgate.com,https://nextgate.com, and www.intersystems.com.

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