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EHR Pathway

We Make the Switch to EHRs and Meaningful Use Easier

The switch to electronic health records is a large investment and a monumental task for providers, but the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center makes this transition easier and more affordable.

The MO HIT Assistance Center offers education, outreach and technical support to primary health care providers in the selection, adoption, and meaningful use of certified EHRs. As a federally-designated regional extension center, the Assistance Center serves Missouri providers, with a particular focus on providers in primary care.

The MO HIT Assistance Center streamlines the EHR process, guides, and supports providers every step of the way to meaningful use of certified EHRs. This support augments services offered by EHR vendors and gives providers the extra help and assurance they need during the challenging transition.

MO HIT Assistance Center Helps You with Each Step of the Way:

  • EHR readiness assessment
  • Workflow analysis & redesign
  • EHR vendor selection assistance
  • EHR project management & implementation
  • Technology assistance
  • Privacy and security best practices
  • EHR interoperability & health information exchange support
  • Health information technology education and training

Earn EHR Incentives
Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs are now available to eligible providers who become meaningful users of EHRs. Providers can earn up to $44,000 in Medicare or up to $63,750 in Medicaid incentives. Additional incentives are also available for hospitals.

Affordable EHRs
MO HIT Assistance Center discounted group purchasing rates and negotiated preferential terms for selected EHRs, related hardware and networking. We also offer referrals to vetted banks with established bridge loan programs.

Extra Support
The MO HIT Assistance Center's extensive experience in health information technology helps providers avoid common EHR pitfalls. We help providers resolve EHR issues quickly and can be their advocate, when needed. We help practices meet governmental goals for certified EHR meaningful use.

Subsidized Assistance
The MO HIT Assistance Center's support and services are offered at a greatly reduced cost to individuals & small group practices focused on primary care (Family Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, & Pediatrics); rural hospitals; and community and rural health centers predominantly serving uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved populations.

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