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.
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.
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.
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.