The Just Associates Team consists of professionals who possess strong project management skills, extensive MPI / EMPI database knowledge and Health Information Management (medical records) expertise. All of Just Associates' projects are managed by credentialed HIM professionals with several years of HIM department operational and management experience. We strongly believe that this background and experience helps us to better understand our clients' needs.
Beth Just, MBA, RHIA, FHIMA – President, CEO and Consultant
Beth founded Just Associates in 2002. Previously, she held executive level positions at QuadraMed, Pyramid Health Group, New Era of Networks and Quality Visions, Inc, and has spent over 30 years in the HIM sector. She brings a unique blend of HIM experience and technical expertise in the area of database and software design and management and is well known in the HIM technical arena.
Beth’s strengths include project management, business development, health care business and operations management, product management and financial management. Her use of pragmatic business techniques, technology know how and strong knowledge of the health care industry bring a unique value and quick return on investment to the clients she serves. She has completed hundreds of consulting engagements including MPI clean ups, Patient Access assessments, MPI assessments, HIM operational reviews and EMPI needs assessments and RFP development as well as software development, testing and implementation projects for healthcare organizations, multi-facility IDNs and RHIOs. She has served in several officer, board and chair positions for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) including contributing to the "HIM Principles in HIE" and "Patient Identity in RHOs" workgroups. She was appointed Co-Chair for AHIMA's Health Information Exchange Practice Council for 2008 and has served as president of the Colorado HIMA. Beth has also been a featured speaker at numerous State and National professional meetings including AHIMA, HIMSS and TEPR as well as software vendors' user group conferences (Cerner, Microsoft, IDX).
Beth has authored and has been quoted in articles published in The Journal of AHIMA, For the Record, Healthcare IT News and Modern Healthcare. She was the lead author on AHIMA's Practice Brief: HIM Principles in Health Information Exchange. Beth was recognized as the Colorado Health Information Management Association’s “Distinguished Member. “ She earned her Bachelor of Arts at College of Saint Scholastica and her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Colorado.
Deborah Burnett, CIO
Deborah is a software leadership professional with over 20 years of experience leading international and domestic technology teams and initiatives. Prior to joining Just Associates, Ms. Burnett served in a variety of leadership roles at Sun Microsystems, Perficient, Inc., InfoTrust Group Inc., and IBM. She received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Scrum Alliance, and Agile Denver.
Emilie Paternoster, RHIA - Vice President of Data Integrity Services, Consultant
As Vice President of Data Integrity Services, Emilie oversees the day-to-day operations and staffing of Just Associates’ Data Integrity and Master Person Index Services. Emilie has over 35 years of experience in healthcare management in a variety of healthcare settings. She has worked with clients assisting them to evaluate EMPI/MPI strategies and technology. She possesses strong project management skills and has successfully managed projects ranging from the selection and implementation of EMPI technology to MPI cleanup and MRN conversion projects. Emilie also possesses considerable experience in client management and has served in various roles for large IT vendors providing solutions to healthcare providers.
Emilie is a member of AHIMA, was president of the Delaware chapter of AHIMA from 1985 to 1986, and is currently President of the Maryland Health Information Management Association (June 2011- June 2012). She has also chaired numerous State committees. On a National level Emilie served as the Chairperson for the Council on Public Affairs and the Chair of the Ad-Hoc Task Force on the Prospective Payment System. She holds a B.S. in Health Information Management from York College of Pennsylvania.
Jerry Just – Sr. Vice President
Jerry is responsible for leadership and strategic direction around corporate branding, marketing and business development. Jerry has over 30 years of sales, sales management and marketing experience within the healthcare field. He has helped several venture capital backed startups in the medical device arena grow to the point of being acquired by companies such as Eli Lilly and Boston Scientific. He served as Regional Sales Manager for Interventional Technologies, Area Business Manager for Datascope and the VP of Sales and Marketing for Quality Visions. His experience spans the markets for both disposable and capital medical equipment as well as information technology software and consulting services. Jerry earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
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