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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.

Mitigate MPI Data Conversion Errors (Part 2 of 3)

The mergers, acquisitions and affiliation arrangements taking place at a rapid pace within healthcare today are creating a serious challenge: the need to combine master patient index (MPI) databases. If not handled with care, the data conversion will have serious short- and long-term implications…
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The Broad Impact of Unique Patient Identifiers (Part 1 of 3)

Storing patient data electronically within an EHR hasn't lived up to accessibility expectations, as much of the information remains fragmented and scattered across several disparate clinical systems. Exacerbating the problem, many entities have separate revenue cycle and EHR systems for core…
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How Data Fields Differ & How HIOs Can Address Resulting Matching Issues

As technology evolves, so too must the industry utilizing it. For healthcare, this means keeping up with a continuous movement of data and patient information that is often sensitive and private in nature. Herein lies the problem.
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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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