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Patients First Health Care: Electronic Health Records in Action

This case study examines Patients First Health Care's approach to implementing a patient portal and engaging with "patients as partners," a philosophical underpinning of the practice.

MHA Hosts Third Annual Meaningful Use Symposium

April 5, 2012 - Health care providers across the nation are now able to review the proposed Stage 2 meaningful use criteria from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and learn how it will impact them as the meaningful use of electronic health records moves ahead. More importantly, the public comment period is open until May 7, 2012, and now is the time for providers to fully understand this future stage, reflect on this proposed rule, and make public comment on it. Read more »

"Buying an EHR": EHR JumpStart Webinar April 19th

March 27, 2012 - You've found an electronic health record (EHR) you like and that fits the needs of your practice, now you're ready to buy. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you're getting exactly what you need and with terms you understand and like. Margalit Gur-Arie sits down with providers at noon on Thursday, April 19th to go over those little details that can conveniently get lost in jargon and small print, but resurface later as big problems that can cost you more money. Read more »

Missouri Health Professionals & Hospitals Receive $79 Million in EHR Incentive Payments; MO HIT Assistance Center Helps Providers Qualify for Meaningful Use and EHR Incentives

March 16, 2012 - As part of a nationwide transformation to an electronically enabled health care system, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program has issued millions in incentive payments to eligible health care providers, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These clinicians are working to improve patient care through meaningful use of EHRs. Read more »

"EHRJumpStart" Webinar for March: "Selecting an EHR"

March 2, 2012 - Our very popular "EHR JumpStart" Webinar series continues this month with the topic "Selecting an EHR" at noon on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Margalit Gur-Arie, founding partner, EHR Pathway, a Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center Partner, will show you how to narrow the field of hundreds of EHR products to find just the right one to fit your needs and budget. Margalit will talk about:

   Your goals
   Your constraints
   Your requirements Read more »

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EHR Success Stories

The devastating tornado that swept through Joplin, Missouri on May 22 completely destroyed a number of physician offices, including that of Tracy Godfrey, MD, a Family Practitioner with the Family Health Center of Joplin. But thanks to electronic health records, Godfrey had access to all of her patients' information, and in less than three days after the catastrophe, the practice was able to reopen its doors at a temporary location. More EHR Success Stories