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MO HIT Webinars:

NCQA PCMH Recognition Tools for Regional Extension Centers
June 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm Central
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The Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center has partnered with BizMed to offer all Regional Extension Centers a software platform to simplify and accelerate NCQA PCMH recognition and related quality initiatives for their client practices. The BizMed software and tools allow REC staff to more efficiently and effectively manage and facilitate PCMH transformation and application for formal recognition from NCQA, and could be used to integrate quality improvements, such as the Million Hearts initiative, into NCQA PCMH work. On June 26, 2014, MO HIT hosted an interactive presentation of the BizMed software and its abilities to support sustainability efforts of your Regional Extension Center, as well as Quality Initiatives of current and potential clients.

Webinar: Medical Home Recognition Decisions
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm Central
CME/AOA online questionnaire
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) recognition may allow primary care practices to obtain financial incentives from private and public health insurance plans. NCQA recently announced the PCMH 2014 standards which are closely aligned with Meaningful Use Stage 2 and introduce stronger emphasis on behavioral health and structured team-based care, among other expanded requirements. By comparison, the NCQA PCMH 2011 standards are aligned with Meaningful Use Stage 1 and are better suited for small practices. BizMed and the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center are hosting a webinar to help primary care practices sift through various PCMH options, and to offer traditionally underserved, underpaid and overworked primary care practices an accelerated and simplified opportunity to apply for NCQA PCMH recognition under the 2011 PCMH standards. Although NCQA has raised the bar in 2014, there is still time to get PCMH recognition under 2011 standards. Register for this complimentary webinar here.

Webinar: Introduction to the Medical Home JumpStart - ENCORE
Thursday, December 12, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

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Thousands of primary care practices across the country are gaining Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. Is PCMH right for your practice? Would you like to learn more about PCMH so you can make an informed decision? Join us for a one hour, CME eligible introductory webinar to better understand the PCMH concept and what it means to your practice. After the presentation, you will understand the Patient Centered Medical Home model of primary care delivery and how to take the necessary steps to transition to a medical home model of care and apply for NCQA PCMH recognition.

Webinar: Introduction to the Medical Home JumpStart
Thursday, November 14, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT

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Thousands of primary care practices across the country are gaining Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. Is PCMH right for your practice? Would you like to learn more about PCMH so you can make an informed decision? Join us for a one hour, CME eligible introductory webinar to better understand the PCMH concept and what it means to your practice. After the presentation, you will understand the Patient Centered Medical Home model of primary care delivery and how to take the necessary steps to transition to a medical home model of care and apply for NCQA PCMH recognition.

The Medical Home JumpStart program is a learning plan designed to simplify and accelerate NCQA 2011 PCMH recognition utilizing the free BizMed software tools. The program consists of learning units arranged in a practice-centric order to step through all NCQA recognition requirements, and is delivered via a series of webinars accompanied by detailed materials, instructions and small homework assignments.

Advanced Webinar: Missouri Health Connection
Thursday, November 8, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

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The Missouri Health Connection is creating Missouri's statewide health information exchange that will ensure patients, healthcare providers, physicians, hospitals and other healthcare organizations will have timely access to critical medical record information in order to improve patient care and public health. Join MO HIT for this important webinar on the status of Missouri's Health Connection!

Advanced Webinar: Patient Portals and the Patient Service Strategy
Thursday, October 11, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

Take the opportunity to learn more about utilizing Patient Portals by joining our upcoming webinar, Thursday October 11, 2012 at 5-6 PM CST. The webinar will be presented by Ron Sterling of Sterling Solutions, Ltd. Mr. Sterling frequently speaks on healthcare technology to a variety of provider and industry groups, including medical societies and specialty groups. His presentations cover a variety of issues including EHR selection and implementation, HITECH Meaningful Use, and HIPAA Privacy and Security. This presentation will include discussion topics such as: Portals and achieving meaningful use requirements; NEXTMD messaging; Portals and provider networks; Capabilities of a patient portal.

Advanced Webinar: Immunization Registry: The road from MU testing to benefits of ShowMeVax
Thursday, September 13, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

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Our Advanced webinar series will continue on September 13th, as we focus on "Immunization Registry -- The road from MU testing to benefits of ShowMeVax". Our presenter will be Marsha Dolan, professor and coordinator of the Health Informatics and Information Management Program at Missouri Western State University.

Advanced Webinar: Disaster Recovery & HIT: A Lesson from Joplin
Thursday, August 9, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

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As more medical offices make the switch to an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, they may not realize they are investing in the future of their practice and their patients. By protecting patients' medical records from catastrophe, you can help ensure continuity of medical information at a time of great need. Debra Davidson, COO of ACCESS Family Care was in the forefront ensuring care to the people of Joplin within hours of the devastating tornado in May 2011. She will share her experience dealing with the situation.

EHR JumpStart Webinar: Beyond the EHR
Thursday, July 19, Noon - 1:00 PM CDT

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During this one-hour Webinar, Margalit Gur-Arie, founding partner, EHR Pathway, a Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center Partner, will help providers learn about current and proposed changes to the health care delivery system, the newest reimbursement models and new and developing technologies made possible by EHRs.

Advanced Webinar: Transform Your Practice Through Social Learning
Thursday, July 12, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

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Join the Missouri HIT Assistance Center and The HIT Community (HITC) for a webinar on the new MOHIT Online Collaboration Community. Presented by Mike Levinger, HITC CEO and Founder, the interactive presentation will take you through the community and collaboration group and show all MOHIT participants how they can connect in a private, collaborative online workgroup to network with each other and share ideas and best practices. The MOHIT community supports Missouri providers on their journey to implement electronic health records, achieve Meaningful Use, and improve healthcare outcomes across the state. Learn how to connect, share, and grow through MOHIT online collaboration and knowledge sharing!

EHR JumpStart Webinar: "Utilizing Your EHR"
Thursday, June 21st, noon-1:00 pm

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You've implemented an electronic health record (EHR) you like and that fits the needs of your practice, and now you're ready to put it to good use. An EHR can be used as a substitute to paper charting, or it can be utilized to improve all aspects of your practice. Our very popular "EHR Jumpstart" series continues this month with the topic "Utilizing Your EHR" at noon on Thursday, June 21st, 2012. During this one-hour Webinar, Margalit Gur-Arie, founding partner, EHR Pathway, a Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center Partner, will help providers learn where to look for utility in their EHR and how to implement changes and customizations to improve efficiency, quality and reimbursement.

Advanced Webinar Series: What You Don't Know About Privacy and Security Can Hurt You
Thursday, June 14th, 5:00 pm

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If you are interested in learning the how, why and where of beginning a Security and Risk Analysis for your practice don't miss our advanced Webinar for June. Cora M. Butler, JD, RN, CHC, Director of Commercial Operations for Primaris will deliver the Webinar, "What You Don't Know About Privacy and Security Can Hurt You!" Her presentation will identify what is involved in conducting a security and risk analysis for your practice. Cora's presentation will focus on risk assessment, gap analysis, and risk management. In addition, her presentation will touch on changes proposed in Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations related to security and risk analysis. By learning how to complete an in-depth security and risk assessment, practices can build a culture where privacy and security are respected and valued and can inspire confidence and trust in health IT and electronic health information exchange by protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of health information.

"Implementing an EHR" - EHR JumpStart Webinar Series
Thursday, May 17, noon-1:00 pm

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Health care providers have heard EHR horror stories and that is why so many fear the dreaded implementation stage of an EHR. But over the past year, providers who develop and follow a plan, and take advantage of the new resources and support to ease their EHR transition are finding the implementation process to be much better than they expected. Margalit Gur-Arie in her next EHR JumpStart Webinar at noon on Thursday, May 17th, will help clinics overcome those fears by separating fact from fiction and arming providers with practical suggestions to guide them through this step.

"Buying an EHR" - EHR JumpStart Webinar Series
Thursday, April 19, noon-1:00 pm

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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 of EHR Pathway goes 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.

Stage 2 Meaningful Use: What's Next? - Advanced Webinar Series
Wednesday, April 11th
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Learn what the proposed rule for Stage 2 Meaningful Use is all about and what changes will be required of your current documentation methods in order to continueyour successful participation in the EHR Incentive program. Susan Shumate, EHR implementation specialist for Primaris, a MO HIT Assistance Center partner,brings this hefty rule down to size in a one-hour Webinar presentation and gives you a snapshot of what to expect in the next phase of meaningful use. We have changed the time of the advanced Webinar sessions and providers will need to join us from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on April 11th, to participate in the live event.

"Selecting an EHR" EHR JumpStart Webinar Series
Thursday, March 15
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"Selecting an EHR" is part two of the EHR JumpStart Webinar series. This Webinar shows how to narrow the field of hundreds of EHR products to find just the right one to fit your needs and budget. The presenation will focus on:
   1. Your goals
   2. Your constraints
   3. Your requirements
   4. Separating the wheat from the chaff

Moving Forward with E-prescribe: Requirements, State Law, and Meaningful Use Webinar
Wednesday, March 7, 11:30 am

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As part of Stage 1 Meaningful Use, providers are required to demonstrate their ability to use E-prescribing to check for patient drug-allergy and drug-drug interaction. This month, the MO HIT Assistance Center will host an advanced Webinar that will dive into E-prescribing and its connection to meaningful use. Please join us at 11:30 am on Wednesday, March 7th for this one-hour presentation given by Sandra Pogones, program manager at Primaris, a MO HIT Assistance Center partner. Sandy will also explore reporting requirements associated with E-prescribing and will discuss how Missouri State law impacts this electronic transmission of patient prescription information. A look into Stage 2 Meaningful Use changes affecting E-prescribing will also be presented.

"To Be Electronic, or Not To Be" - EHR JumpStart Webinar Series
Thursday, February 16, noon - 1:00 pm

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Margalit Gur-Arie, founding partner, EHR Pathway, a Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center Partner, will discuss what providers need to know to determine if now is the right time to move to an EHR. "EHR JumpStart" is a series of monthly Webinars designed for providers who plan to adopt and achieve meaningful use(MU) of an EHR in 2012. The one-hour Webinars logically lead you through each stage of the EHR transition, and prepare you for MU attestation.

Meaningful Use and "Million Hearts": Their Potential for Impacting and Improving Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke Through Quality Measures Advanced Webinar
February 8, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm

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This Webinar shows how meaningful use of electronic health records and "Million Hearts" will use quality measurement to impact cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. Penelope Solis, JD, Healthcare Quality Manager of the American Heart Association, delivers this presentation.

"EHR JumpStart" Webinar Series Preview
Thursday, January 19, 11:30 am - noon

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MO HIT Assistance Center previews a new Webinar/audio conference series called "EHR JumpStart," to help providers make informed and confident decisions regarding EHRs. "EHR JumpStart" is a series of monthly Webinars designed for providers who plan to adopt and achieve meaningful use of an EHR in 2012. The one-hour Webinars, held at 11:30 am, every third Thursday of the month, logically lead you through each stage of the EHR transition, and prepare you for the 90-day meaningful use attestation.

Missouri Health Connection: What's New in 2012 for Missouri's Health Information Exchange Webinar & Audio Conference
Wednesday, January 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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The Missouri Health Connection has been forging a pathway for the rapid and secure exchange of electronic health records in Missouri. Melissa Johnsen, Missouri Health Connection (MHC) interim president, reviews MHC's organization and objectives as the state-designated entity to create the statewide health information network and discusses progress made over the past few months, and plans for 2012.

Meaningful Use & PQRS
Slides Audio
November 9, 2011, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Several quality measures for meaningful use, including six preventative measures, are the same for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS-formerly known as PQRI.) Some EHRs are even capable of submitting data for both programs. Sandy Pogones, program manager for Primaris, presents this "Meaningful Use and PQRS" Webinar and audio conference to help providers learn how they can use the meaningful use quality measures data to take advantage of the PQRS Incentive Program that offers payments of 1.0 percent of allowable Medicare Part B Professional Fee Schedule charges in 2011 and 0.5 percent during 2012-2014.

EHR Privacy & Security
Slides Audio Risk Assessment Form
October 12, 2011 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Rebecca Thurmond Fowler, a system security analyst-principal for the Division of Information Technology, the central IT department at the University of Missouri delivers this Webinar presentation which covers a document created for the MO HIT Assistance Center to help organizations identify and correct weaknesses in the area of information security. Fowler discusses the use of checklists and how your organization's answers can reveal holes in your security program. This type of assessment can help administrators learn if their organization is in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. It includes a short discussion about risk assessment methodology and examples from the University of Missouri.

Tracking Quality Measures
Slides Audio
September 28, 2011 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Clinical quality measures are one of the important elements that demonstrate the effective use of certified electronic health records. To help providers start off on the right foot, Noelle Parker, Missouri Quality Improvement Network Team Manager for the Missouri Primary Care Association, a collaborative partner of the MO HIT Assistance Center, has created a Webinar presentation focused on the concept of tracking quality measures to help improve quality and meet the meaningful use standards set for Stage 1.

Missouri's Health Information Exchange
Slides Audio
August 10, 2011 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Missouri Health Connection is Missouri's state-designated entity to oversee the development of a statewide health information exchange that will ensure patients, providers, physicians, hospitals and other health care organizations have access to critical medical record information in order to improve patient care and public health. Raul Recarey, president, Missouri Health Connection, provides an overview of Missouri's health information (HIE) organization, how the HIE will work, what are the next steps for Missouri, and answers questions.

Population Management & Reporting
Slides Audio
July 27, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Missouri Primary Care Association's Ryan Krull, project coordinator for Missouri Quality Improvement Network (MOQuIN) presents a webinar and audio conference on "Population Management & Reporting: Meeting meaningful use standards," which includes an overview of the importance of population reporting and management, and how this powerful, new perspective has the capacity to improve practices and shape healthier communities.

The Practice Manager's Role in a Successful EHR Transition
Slides Audio
April 28, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Missouri Primary Care Association's Noelle Parker, Missouri Quality Improvement Network Team Manager, and Barb Woods, Missouri Quality Improvement Network Project Coordinator will outline the value, roles, and responsibilities of the practice manager during this webinar and audio conference. This presentation highlights the keys to success, best practices, lessons learned and the end goal.

What Happens After You Sign with MO HIT Assistance Center?
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Tuesday, March 29, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

The Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center will host a webinar and audio conference called "What Happens after You Sign with MO HIT Assistance Center?" This presentation helps providers understand exactly how the MO HIT Assistance Center supports their efforts to becoming meaningful users of certified EHR technology. Whether you are currently using an EHR or just thinking about making the switch, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn the steps providers can expect to take once they become a member of the MO HIT Assistance Center. A question and answer session follows the presentation.

Participant Conference Number: 800-603-1774
Conference ID Number: 50089675
Webinar Address: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/mohit-sign

"Putting the Meaning in Meaningful Use" Webinar/Audio Conference
Slides -- Q & A Transcript
Thursday, March 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Have a meaningful use question or needs more details on the meaningful use objectives and clinical quality measures? If so, please join us March 10th for our Webinar/Audio Conference "Putting the Meaning in Meaningful Use." Our panel of experts will clarify meaningful use information and provide answers to participant questions after the presentation. Questions may also be submitted in advance to woelfelr@missouri.edu

"What Happens After You Sign with MO HIT Assistance Center?" Webinar/Audio
Slides -- Transcript
Tuesday, February 22, 1:00- 2:00 pm
The Missouri Health Care providers currently using electronic health records (EHRs) and those beginning the journey are tapping into the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center as a valuable new resource to support and accelerate their meaningful use of EHR technology. The MO HIT Assistance Center streamlines the process and ensures providers are getting the most out of their EHR system to help maximize EHR incentive payments. Whether you are currently using an EHR or just thinking about making the switch, we'll describe the steps providers can expect to take once they become a member of the MO HIT Assistance Center.

Are You Eligible? Getting Your Share of the EHR Pie (PDF of Presentation)
February 3, 2011
Explanation and discussion of who is eligible for the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Program and MO HIT Assistance Center support.
Nancie McAnaugh, MO HIT Assistance Center; Lorelei Schieferdecker, CMS; Diana Jones, MO HealthNet

MO HIT Presentations:

EHR Road Show (PDF Slides)
The MO HIT Assistance Center "EHR Road Show" traveled to Missouri communities to educate local heath care professionals on the adoption of EHRs and the special support offered through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs and the MO HIT Assistance Center.

Putting the "Meaning" in Meaningful Use (PDF of Presentation)
Find out how Missouri health care providers can take advantage of new support services and financial incentives to increase the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records in our State. We'll highlight the eligibility, measurements, and objectives of EHR incentive programs and how the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center can help providers reach those incentive program goals.

Other Webinars and Presentations:

May 4: CMS Kansas City Regional Office's Webinar & Audio Conference
"Eligible Hospitals Registration Process for Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs"

May 4: CMS Kansas City Regional Office's Webinar & Audio Conference
"Eligible Professional Registration Process for Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs"

E-prescribing and Reducing Medication Costs (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Understanding Eligibility & Registration for the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs (February 18, 2011)
Centers for Medicaid, CHIP, and Survey & Certification

EHR Vendor Contracting Webinar
Wide River Regional Extension Center

Protecting Your Practice and Patients Webinar
Wide River Regional Extension Center

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