August 16, 2011 - MO HealthNet recently sent out the first incentive payments to eligible providers as part of the new Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive program. After a review and approval of their applications, three organizations received payments on July 26th - Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, Doctors Hospital of Springfield, and Complete Family Medicine in Kirksville. The first EHR incentive payment recipients had participated in a test of processes and systems that support the program, including verification and exchange of data with CMS. Read more »
August 10, 2011 - Over 1,200 primary health care providers across Missouri have asked the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center to help them modernize their practices with the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs.) Read more »
The MO HIT Assistance Center offers a cost-effective program specifically tailored to medical groups of all specialties to assist physicians with electronic health records (EHR) adoption and achievement of meaningful use.
If your practice is largely paper based, we will guide and assist you in the process of selecting optimal EHR technology based on your needs, abilities, and goals. Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »