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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.

Understanding Algorithms

Regardless of where or how patient information is shared, accurately linking patient records from multiple databases is critical for effective clinical decision-making—and for avoiding system-clogging duplicates and overlays. It’s a daunting task. One patient can have multiple identifiers within a…
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Why Record Matching

As information exchange plays an increasingly prominent role in bending the healthcare quality and cost curves, many hospital executives are wondering: what is the secret behind improving Medicare/Medicaid EHR incentive programs, ACOs and HIEs? The answer: the ability to access real-time clinical…
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Mock HIPAA Audits

The clock may soon run out for organizations that have yet to comply with proper HIPAA procedures as the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sets its sights on a 2015 start date for audits of an organization’s compliance with privacy, security and breach notification requirements. Even as it announced…
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The Duplicate Disconnect

What is your hospital’s duplicate record rate? It’s a straight-forward question. But it’s one that many healthcare organizations cannot answer, and if they can, it’s typically understated. This perception-and-reality disconnect isn’t due to naiveté or denial on the part of health information…
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Managing MPI Data

In a recent Journal of AHIMA column entitled “Ensuring Data Integrity Through a Clean Master Patient Index” (subscription required) the authors highlighted the importance of including MPI/EMPI management in an organization’s strategic plan. We are in complete agreement. And here is why: The MPI is…
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