HIE and EMPI Consulting
Our consultants have a wide-breadth of experience within the Health Information Organization consulting (HIO), Enterprise Master Patient Index consulting (EMPI) and medical records management domains. Our firm focuses exclusively on the processes and technology that form the foundation of proper patient identification and electronic record linking.
We have a strong understanding of what it takes to obtain and maintain clean MPIs and how to successfully connect MPIs within IDNs. This broad understanding of what is needed to successfully connect patient data enables us to help clients identify and define EMPI requirements.
Two concepts of great interest to health information organizations are data governance and data stewardship. Data governance is a process focused on managing the quality, consistency, usability, security, and availability of information. Data stewardship involves managing the enterprise's data assets in order to improve their reusability, accessibility, and quality. Data quality is the cornerstone of these two initiatives. We focus on helping you achieve new levels of data quality to support your data strategies.
Our HIO consulting services include: Record linking and matching, EMPI requirements definition and RFP creation, EMPI configuration, system interface consulting, data mapping, EMPI Clean-Up and outsourced E/MPI management.
Our expertise in patient matching algorithm optimization has been leveraged by both our provider clients and software vendors to get the most out of their systems.
Our Enterprise Master Patient Index consulting practice includes: EMPI configuration consulting, interface testing, data mapping, patient data integration consulting, operational consulting related to maintaining a clean EMPI and EMPI Clean-Up projects, EMPI requirements definition / RFP creation and EMPI maintenance. Through these Enterprise Master Patient index consulting projects, we have worked with every major health information system (HIS) and EMPI system in the market.
Proper configuration of the EMPI is essential in prevention of patient identification issues and problems. An example of this is designing the guarantor data entry. Unless care is taken with how this function works, clients may be inadvertently creating an overlay of patient information with guarantor information. Maximal configuration requires an in-depth understanding of database structure and the implications of the choices made during system design.
Interfaces Between Systems
Different system interfaces either contribute to overall data integrity within the organization or represent a weak link that can cause integrity failures. Determining which classification a specific interface falls into requires a mature understanding of system complexities. Just Associates can provide proper testing scenarios that expose weaknesses.
Improper data mapping can create data integrity issues. When fields are either not mapped to the correct field in the receiving system, or if table-driven values are not converted properly, the validity of the receiving systems' information is compromised. Our vast knowledge of different HIS and EMPI systems ensures that your data will be mapped correctly.
Data Governance Consulting
|Data governance guides every aspect of data integrity within an organization. From assessing and mitigating risks to identifying and closing policy and procedure gaps, a strong data governance program ensures proactive management throughout the data lifecycle.|
We will develop and implement a thorough data governance program to protect data integrity from collection and utilization to storage and retirement, including:
Just Associates has the expertise to establish solid data governance practices that deliver compelling results and ensure the integrity of patient data across the enterprise.
- EMPI Product Assessment/Selection
- Data Load Process Design
- Standardization of Patient Record Searching
- Managing Duplicate Reconciliation and Staff Training
- Assessment/Development of Policies and Procedures
- Ongoing Data Management