Healthcare data interoperability vendor Lyniate has merged with CareCom, a semantic interoperability company.
In March 2022, Boston-based Lyniate merged with NextGate, which focuses on healthcare identity resolution and enterprise master person index solutions. The company said the addition of CareCom extends its ability to offer a complete suite of interoperability solutions. Adding CareCom solutions for terminology management, including cross-mapping healthcare terminologies into standardized data, will empower healthcare stakeholders to assemble and manage more complete and accurate patient information, enabling better care, reduced clinician burden, and optimized patient experiences, Lyniate said.
CareCom solutions accommodate clinical expression by enabling the cross-mapping of all major healthcare vocabularies, including diagnostic and procedure codes. In addition, the solutions support FHIR terminology management and mapping, value set management, and converting unstructured data, such as notes fields, into discrete, interoperable information. Around the globe, healthcare organizations rely on its HealthTerm to support data quality governance and health information exchange.
“Interoperability challenges exist at multiple levels, and we see semantic integration as integral to meaningful data exchange,” said Erkan Akyuz, CEO of Lyniate, in a statement. “So much critical information is effectively locked away behind different standards of language, and our customers are eager to normalize and aggregate that data to build more complete and accurate records. This merger supports our strategy to continue to offer flexible, best of breed, and connected interoperability capabilities to better meet clinician needs and advance the standards of excellence in this rapidly evolving industry. The team and the technology are a great fit for Lyniate, and we are eager for the future, together.”
Lyniate and CareCom share several joint customers already. The combination of these interoperability companies will meet the market interest in “one-stop shopping” for a broad set of interoperability tools, they said.
For example, they said, Integra Connect, a CareCom customer, is focused on enabling specialty care organizations to succeed under value-based care models and embrace precision medicine. This means oncology providers, payers, and life sciences companies depend on Integra Connect for actionable insights, based on high-quality and accurate data. “We chose to leverage HealthTerm by CareCom’s terminology and ontology tools to map key data points — from labs, ICD/CPT codes, and more — as part of our process to create complete data sets for our customers,” said Cory Wiegert, chief operating officer of Integra Connect LLC, in a statement. “We look forward to seeing how we can build upon this success with Lyniate given our shared focus on reducing clinician burden and improving outcomes across healthcare specialty clinics, care networks, and payer organizations.”