Melissa Data, a provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, has formed a strategic alliance with Blu Sky to address data management challenges in healthcare markets. Melissa Data offers a platform for data integration and data quality, and Blu Sky provides data capture technologies optimized for EpicCare software deployments used in the healthcare field.
While mobile healthcare, connected pharmacy applications and electronic medical records represent advancements in healthcare accessibility, they also increase the complexity of data management in the context of HIPAA confidentiality and other industry standards. “Integrated data quality is essential to advancing universal healthcare options, yet the complexities of healthcare data management are evident in today’s headlines,” said Gary Van Roekel, COO, Melissa Data.
With this alliance, Melissa Data provides global data quality solutions, which verify, standardize, consolidate and enhance U.S. and international contact data, in combination with a comprehensive Data Integration Suite in Contact Zone, enabling cleansed and enhanced patient data to be transformed and shared securely within a healthcare network. Blu Sky adds subject matter experts to the equation – with deep expertise in the EpicCare software used extensively in healthcare networks to facilitate a “one patient, one record” approach; patient data capture, storage and management is assured of compliance with a growing range of healthcare regulations, including CASS certification of address results, and HIPAA privacy and security policies.