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Data Integrity Matters Now™

Just Associates provides data integrity services that decrease healthcare information issues and minimize the ongoing cost of maintaining patient data quality.

ONC Patient Matching Challenge: The Search for a Solution

Last month, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the winners of its “Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge.” The fact that each of the winning organizations employed different methodologies is a great demonstration of why such a competition was…
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Teaming Up to Identify Patient Matching Challenges

In recent years, electronic health record (EHR) technologies have made significant strides to improve patient safety and care coordination; however, some unanticipated consequences have arisen alongside these advances, including challenges associated with accurate patient matching. Despite these…
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The True Costs of a Breach: Much more than you might think

Any breach of protected health information (PHI) is a serious issue. In recent years, healthcare organizations have been targeted by cybercriminals due to the high value of PHI. As of March 31, 2017, over 1,890 large breaches have been reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…
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There is no denying that technology has had a measurable impact on the healthcare industry, but not all of the changes have been positive. Recent data breaches have reignited focus on HIPAA compliance, especially among those healthcare organizations that allow their employees to “Bring Your Own…
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Rooting Out Errors

Errors in patient matching continue to plague the healthcare industry, potentially affecting clinical decision making and patient safety, impacting a patient’s privacy and security, and increasing costs to patients, providers, and payers. What’s even more concerning, patient identification errors…
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