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Register for CMS' National Provider Call on Registration and Attestation

CMS is holding a National Provider Call on Thursday, June 7, from 1:30 - 3:00 pm EDT for eligible professionals (EPs) to learn about registration and attestation for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.

This is the last year EPs can earn the full Medicare incentive payment. Join the call to learn more about how to participate in the programs, including:

What You Don't Know About Privacy and Security Can Hurt You - Advanced Webinar Series

May 25, 2012 - You are working towards attesting to Stage 1 meaningful use, but you still have to tackle the Core Meaningful Use Measure regarding Security and Risk Analysis. Now what? Read more »

MO Provider Meaningful Use Survey

The Missouri HIT Assistance Center and Missouri Health Connection (MHC) are partnering on an online statewide provider survey. Please take a few minutes to fill this out and complete by May 31, 2012. Read more »

ONC's New Guide on Health Information, Privacy and Security and Meaningful Use

ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) recently released a "Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information,"* an instructional guide designed to help healthcare practitioners, staff, and other professionals better understand the important role privacy and security play in the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and Meaningful Use. Read more »

MSMA Training Opportunity: Patient Centered Medical Home, May 2012

Patient Centered Medical Home: Leading to the Future

May 12 - St. Luke's Hospital Emerson Auditorium, 224 S. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO
May 19 - National WWI Museum Auditorium, 100 West 26 Street, Kansas City, MO
Both sessions will be 8 am - 12 pm. Read more »

HHS settles case with Phoenix Cardiac Surgery for lack of HIPAA safeguards

Phoenix Cardiac Surgery, P.C., of Phoenix and Prescott, Arizona, has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a $100,000 settlement and take corrective action to implement policies and procedures to safeguard the protected health information of its patients.

The settlement with the physician practice follows an extensive investigation by the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. Read more »

EHR Success Stories

Here's a recap of some of the highlights in 2015! Read a holiday message from MU Health CEO & COO Mitch Wasden:

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