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Self-Scheduling and COVID-19: Necessity Adds to Healthcare’s Patient Matching Woes By Karen Proffitt MHIIM, RHIA, CHP
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Just Associates provides data integrity services that decrease healthcare information issues and minimize the ongoing cost of maintaining patient data quality. We focus on helping healthcare organizations identify and resolve data integrity issues and ensure the accurate linking of patient data.
Our process expertise, systems knowledge and technology enable us to deliver tailored, value-added solutions that improve your financial outcomes and business processes and support the delivery of quality patient care.
Our specialties include Master Patient Index (MPI), Enterprise Patient Index (EMPI) and Record Locator (RLS) services such as:Learn More
Just Associates MPI clean-up services detect, reconcile and prevent duplicate patient records by using a unique combination of proven data integrity methodologies, unrivaled technology - featuring advanced patient matching algorithms and workflow tools - and education on patient access best practices. This integrated approach gives you confidence in your patient data and peace of mind that healthcare professionals can access entire patient records. Most importantly, it gives clinicians the information needed to provide quality patient care.Learn More
If you are relying on the algorithms embedded within your MPI or EHR to identify duplicates, then you are not seeing a true picture of your duplicate rate.Learn More
The daily management of your MPI is a critical element of any data integrity strategy, because it ensures the clean and accurate patient information that leads to enhanced patient care and safety. Using a unique combination of professional services and advanced technology, an MPI Clean-Up from Just Associates will resolve the duplicate medical records in your system and help you prevent new duplicate medical records from occurring.
Most Health Information Management tools use some form of duplicate detection algorithms to help identify possible duplicate medical records within their database. They miss a large percentage of duplicates where the data is just off slightly. Our research has shown that over 60% of duplicate records contain two or more discrepant data elements. These duplicates are routinely missed by most legacy MPI/EHR platforms.
The process of managing your MPI in an effective and efficient manner is time-consuming, manually intensive and error prone. That's why many hospitals and health care facilities are looking to outsource their ongoing MPI management to Just Associates. Our IDManage ongoing MPI support services leverages our experienced staff & our technology to help you maintain a healthy database, while relieving you of staffing headaches like turnover, leaves of absence, sick day coverage, & training.
What makes IDSentry so powerful is an advanced algorithm that identifies duplicates when multiple discrepancies exist across patient names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security Numbers, gender, and other demographic data. IDSentry is delivered as a subscription service offering, so costs are predictable, affordable, and lower than a full-function EMPI. For most healthcare organizations, IDSentry can reduce overall costs by 40% or greater when compared to more costly alternatives.
Since starting Just Associates in 2002, we have had the distinct pleasure of working with some of the country’s most prestigious and forward-thinking healthcare provider systems and networks. They have relied on us to clean up their Master Patient Indexes and ensure the integrity of their data.
We have helped them prepare for and implement new EHR systems, fine tuning their MPI and EMPI algorithms to improve accuracy in patient record matching and better identifying possible duplicates.
Our customers are now enjoying the benefits of our IDManage ongoing MPI support services, a solution that evaluates and resolves new duplicates on a continual basis. We’ve also helped our customers design patient access processes that reduce the chances of misidentifying registering patients, while keeping patient convenience in mind. And, so much more.
See for yourself. Read our Studies in Success and learn how our experience can apply to your unique situation.
We believe that one of the key considerations that sets Just Associates apart is the experience we have gained over time in working with practically every EHR system and E/MPI vendor in the market. Our vendor-neutral approach allows us to comfortably work within your environment and with your healthcare system providers to successfully achieve your data integrity objectives. We are proud of the reputation we have earned from these vendors of having the in-depth knowledge and experience to work efficiently within their systems.
Don’t see your vendor listed here? Give us a call and tell us more about your situation. We’ll share with you our experience working in similar settings as your own.
Just Associates’ President, Beth Just and Grant Landsbach, System Manager for Data Governance and Interoperability at SCL Health, sit down with Healthcare Scene’s John Lynn to explore one of healthcare’s most dangerous misidentification problems—overlaid medical records.
Beth, Grant and John discuss original research into the prevalence and causes of overlays, the role of technology in both their creation and eradication, clinical and financial costs, and best practices for eliminating and preventing them.