CENTENNIAL, Colo. (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
Just Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in data integrity and data quality solutions for healthcare organizations, is celebrating a decade of delivering to hospitals and healthcare organizations the innovative services and solutions that drive quality care by mastering patient identity and improving data integrity.
Established in 2002 by Beth Just, the consulting firm is dedicated to meeting the data integrity needs of the health information exchange (HIE), health information management (HIM), health informatics and health IT markets. Launched at a time when enterprise master patient index (EMPI) systems were just starting to appear on the market and adoption of clinical information systems was limited, Just and her small team of passionate professionals recognized the impact duplicate and overlaid patient records would have on the efficacy of these systems.
We realized early on that EMPI, EHR and other clinical information systems could not deliver the promised quality, safety and efficiency outcomes if data integrity was compromised, said Just, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, the firms president and CEO. These systems also lacked the sophisticated algorithms to accurately match inbound data with existing patient information, which exacerbated the situation by facilitating creation of new duplicates.
Armed with deep experience in master patient index (MPI) cleanups, technical sophistication and a passion for providing high-quality services that deliver superior value, Just Associates quickly established itself as a leader in MPI management. Over the past 10 years, it has grown to include more than 70 highly trained professionals and amassed a client list that includes many of the nations most prestigious healthcare institutions.
We have experienced firsthand Just Associates dedication and exceptional customer service, said Barb Manor, MA, RHIA, senior director of HIM, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. They tackle every challenge with determination, peeling back the layers to find and eradicate the source of data integrity issues. They also design innovative, long-term solutions and governance processes to ensure that the data we rely on to provide our patients with safe, high-quality care remain uncompromised. They have earned their reputation as an industry leader.
The firm works with nearly every vendor solution and delivers services encompassing every aspect of data integrity, including MPI cleanup, data migration, and patient access training and consulting. Other services include HIE and EMPI consulting, such as requirements definition, testing, record linking and matching, data mapping, cleanup and maintenance. Software vendors turn to Just Associates for its expertise in optimizing record-matching algorithm performance.
Most recently, Just Associates launched IDMaster