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Missouri's Statewide Health Information Exchange (Missouri Health Connection) Webinar August 10

July 21, 2011 - While Missouri health care professionals are working hard toward achieving meaningful use of electronic health records, efforts to create Missouri's statewide health information exchange (HIE) are also well under way. In the past few months, Missouri Health Connection (Missouri's designated entity to form our HIE) has hired initial staff, opened its statewide office and chosen its technical service provider. Read more »

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Cerner and the University of Missouri Health System have an independent strategic alliance to provide unique support for the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, a collaborative venture to promote innovative health care solutions to drive down cost and dramatically increase quality of care for the state of Missouri. The Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center at the University of Missouri, however, is vendor neutral in its support of the adoption and implementation of EMRs by health care providers in Missouri as they move toward meaningful use.

Population Management and Reporting Webinar July 27

July 14, 2011 - On Wednesday, July 27, the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center will present "Population Management and Reporting: Working with Your EHR to Produce Quality Outcomes for At-Risk Populations" Webinar/Audio Conference. Read more »

1,167 Missouri Primary Health Care Providers Sign Up for EHRs - MO HIT Assistance Center Fifth Regional Extension Center in U.S. to Reach Goal

July 7, 2011 - On July 6, the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center became the fifth regional extension center in the United States to reach its goal, enrolling nearly 1,200 priority primary health care providers to assist them in achieving meaningful use of an electronic health record. Read more »

EHR Helps Joplin Clinic Rise from Rubble in 72 Hours

June 21, 2011 - The devastating tornado that swept through Joplin 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. Read more »

Missouri Immunization Information System (IIS) Update

June 17, 2011 - The Department of Health and Senior Services provided an update on the status of the Missouri Immunization Information System (IIS) during an educational session for the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center on June 15. The MO HIT Assistance Center is sharing this updated information with providers. Read more »

Free PQRS Support for New and Current EHR Users

June, 14, 2011 - Providers striving for meaningful use of an EHR may be able to participate easily in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS-formerly PQRI) with just a little help from Primaris. Physicians may be unaware that several quality measures, including six preventative measures, are consistent between the meaningful use and PQRS programs, and some EHRs are capable of submitting data for both programs. Read more »

Clinical Quality Measures: Perceptions and Reality

June 7, 2011 - Many new EHR users currently view clinical quality measures as just another item on the checklist towards demonstrating meaningful use. However, veteran EHR users, like Northwest Health Services, Inc., see clinical quality measures as an important tool that enables providers to distinguish between perceptions and reality when it comes to patient care and outcomes. Read more »

Missouri's Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Attestation Now Open

June 3, 2011 - Missouri's Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is now accepting attestation information. As of June 1, eligible professionals and hospitals can apply for Medicaid incentive payments. Read more »

The Power of Clinic EHR Leaders

May 16, 2011 - Lee's Summit Physicians Group turned to one of their Pediatricians, Jennifer Sauer, MD, to lead their clinic through their EHR implementation after their EHR software arrived in the mail, but their EHR vendor couldn't be reached for months. As the group's appointed EHR leader, Sauer's determination, willingness to learn, along with her supportive and encouraging interaction with clinic personnel, enabled the group to successfully make the transition. Read more »

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