Healthcare interoperability company, Lyniate and digital identity solutions provider, NextGate, have entered a definitive merger agreement.

It is hoped the deal will help both companies meet increased market demand for more advanced solutions that address data quality as well as data-sharing. Furthermore, the deal will boost Lyniate’s interoperability offering.

For Lyniate customers who may be pursuing identity management initiatives, the move will mean they will have immediate access to pre-built connectors to the Lyniate Corepoint and Rhapsody interface engines, Lyniate Envoy managed service, and Lyniate Rapid API gateway.

Erkan Akyuz, president and CEO of Lyniate, said: “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-organizational 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.”

While for NextGate customers seeking to enable their systems to interoperate, they will have access to the Lyniate’s interoperability suite.

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 organizations to hand off their information-sharing initiatives to us.”

The announcement follows Lyniate teaming up with RPA Health in November 2021. The partnership saw Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) technologies being provided to NHS Trusts, private hospitals, social care providers and healthcare software suppliers across the UK and Ireland.