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Until now,
only their mother
could tell them apart...

...with help from Just Associates,
you can too!


The Premier Provider of Patient
Data Integrity Solutions

Just Associates provides data integrity services that decrease healthcare information issues and minimize the ongoing cost of maintaining patient data quality. We focus on helping healthcare organizations identify and resolve data integrity issues and ensure the accurate linking of patient data.

Our process expertise, systems knowledge and technology enable us to deliver tailored, value-added solutions that improve your financial outcomes and business processes and support the delivery of quality patient care.

Our specialties include Master Patient Index (MPI), Enterprise Patient Index (EMPI) and Record Locator (RLS) services such as:


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MPI Clean-Up Service

Our MPI clean-up services detect, reconcile and prevent duplicate patient records by using a unique combination of proven data integrity methodologies, unrivaled technology - featuring advanced patient matching algorithms and workflow tools - and education on patient access best practices. This integrated approach gives you confidence in your patient data and peace of mind that healthcare professionals can access entire patient records. Most importantly, it gives clinicians the information needed to provide quality patient care.

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Provider Master Clean-Up

Leveraging our understanding of identity integrity issues and our advanced technology, a Provider Master Clean-up from Just Associates resolves duplicate provider records and helps minimize duplicate provider record creation.

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Outsourced MPI Management

Our IDManage® ongoing MPI management solution leverages our experienced staff & our technology to help you maintain a healthy database, while relieving you of staffing headaches like turnover, leaves of absence, sick day coverage, & training.

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Algorithm Optimization

While Just Associates provides industry-leading operational and technology services, we are also known for optimizing health information management systems’ record matching capabilities because of our in-depth knowledge of major systems in the market.

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Patient Access Consulting

The patient registration process can contribute to many data integrity issues. We improve your processes and introduce positive patient identification strategies that reduce the number of duplicate records created.


Since starting Just Associates in 2002, we have had the distinct pleasure of working with some of the country’s most prestigious and forward-thinking healthcare provider systems and networks.  They have relied on us to clean up their Master Patient Indexes and ensure the integrity of their data.  We have helped them prepare for and implement new EHR systems, fine tuning their MPI and EMPI algorithms to improve accuracy in patient record matching and better identifying possible duplicates.  Our customers are now enjoying the benefits of our IDManageTM ongoing MPI management service, a solution that evaluates and resolves new duplicates on a continual basis. We’ve also helped our customers design patient access processes that reduce the chances of misidentifying registering patients, while keeping patient convenience in mind.  And, so much more.

See for yourself.  Read our Studies in Success and learn how our experience can apply to your unique situation.

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We believe that one of the key considerations that sets Just Associates apart is the experience we have gained over time in working with practically every EHR system and E/MPI vendor in the market.  Our vendor-neutral approach allows us to comfortably work within your environment and with your healthcare system providers to successfully achieve your data integrity objectives.  We are proud of the reputation we have earned from these vendors of having the in-depth knowledge and experience to work efficiently within their systems.
Don’t see your vendor listed here?  Give us a call and tell us more about your situation.  We’ll share with you our experience working in similar settings as your own. 

  • Epic

  • GE  Healthcare

  • Siemens 

  • Argo

  • Eclypsis

  • Philips

  • IDX

  • Sunquest

  • Cerner

  • Meditech

  • McKesson

  • IBM Initiate

  • NextGen

  • QuadraMed

  • Health Quest

Articles & Press

  • Best Practices in Data Integrity Management: A Three Part Series
    This important new white paper series - written by Beth Just and Karen Proffitt, explores why unique identifiers are important, as well as best practices around data conversion and its long-term impact. The series also delves into medical record number synchronization and the impact on downstream systems.
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  • A Study in Success: Duplicate Records Comprise a Costly EHR Investment
    Children’s Health in Dallas made a major financial commitment to a new EHR. But when the data from the old master patient index (MPI) was loaded into the new system, big problems arose. That's when Just Associates stepped in to help. Solving both current and future problems around duplicate record creation helped improve patient care and increase physician acceptance of the new EHR. The duplicate record rate was reduced from 22.0% to two tenths of 1% (0.2%) and now remains an exceptionally low 0.14%.
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  • CHIME Suspends the $1 Million Dollar National Patient ID Challenge
    On November 15, 2017, CHIME announced that they have suspended their National Patient ID Challenge to award a $1 million prize for companies that solve the patient identification and matching problem in healthcare. This article explores the background of CHIME's decision and the ramifications.
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  • Just Associates’ CEO Beth Haenke Just Receives Prestigious Sister Alice Lamb Award
    Founder and chief executive officer, Beth Haenke Just, recently received The College of St. Scholastica’s Sister Alice Lamb Award. This prestigious career achievement award recognizes alumni who are well-established in and have made significant contributions to their profession, and who have maintained a life-long commitment to St. Scholastica.
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Industry Events

  • Ohio Health Information Management Association 2018 Annual Meeting & Trade Show
    Columbus, OH
    March 19 - 21, 2018
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  • Louisiana Health Information Management Association 2018 Annual Meeting
    Lafayette, LA
    March 21 - 23, 2018
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  • Missouri / Illinois Health Information Management Association 2018 Joint Annual Meeting
    St. Charles, MO
    April 11 - 13, 2108
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  • Indiana Health Information Management Association 2018 Annual Meeting
    Indianapolis, IN
    April 23 - 24, 2018
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Partners & Recognitions