Healthy Data Helps Patients, Providers Flourish

Evaluating and maintaining data quality is complex in any industry. However, the uniquely complex and non-stop aspects of healthcare data management complicate the process significantly. Characterized by a steady stream of patient records and evolving contact points, information must be managed effectively within a deep well of legacy data. Check out our featured article in the latest issue of Health…

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The Cost of Poor Data Quality in a Global Economy

Once a number gets into public circulation, sometimes it never changes no matter what happens. How many people in America don't have health insurance?  For about 10 years the number bandied about has always been around 45 million. The data quality arena has its own 10-year-old, commonly accepted number--the annual cost of poor data quality on American businesses. The statistic most…

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The Smart Way to Validate, Correct and Enrich Contact Data

Our sleek new WebSmart Services brochure is now available for download.   WebSmart is a collection of services for contact data verification, requiring no software or maintenance. WebSmart is easy to integrate into any application or Web service.   Popular services include:   WebSmart Address Verifier - Standardize, correct and verify U.S or Canada postal addresses. WebSmart Phone Verifier -…

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What is Fuzzy Matching?

According to a study by The Information Difference, one third of its respondents rate their data quality as poor, and only 4 percent as excellent. What's jaw-dropping - 63 percent have no idea what poor data quality may be costing them.   One major root cause of poor data quality is duplicate records. Duplicate records - at any level or…

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Are You Ready for HIPAA 5010 Compliance?

Changes are coming down the pike that will significantly affect the health care industry - and data quality vendors alike. The implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 5010 presents substantial changes in the contact data health care providers are required to submit with their claims and billing procedures. What is HIPAA? Enacted in 1996, HIPAA provides…

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