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Missouri Health Professionals & Hospitals Receive $79 Million in EHR Incentive Payments; MO HIT Assistance Center Helps Providers Qualify for Meaningful Use and EHR Incentives

March 16, 2012 - As part of a nationwide transformation to an electronically enabled health care system, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program has issued millions in incentive payments to eligible health care providers, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These clinicians are working to improve patient care through meaningful use of EHRs. Read more »

"EHRJumpStart" Webinar for March: "Selecting an EHR"

March 2, 2012 - Our very popular "EHR JumpStart" Webinar series continues this month with the topic "Selecting an EHR" at noon on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Margalit Gur-Arie, founding partner, EHR Pathway, a Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center Partner, will show you how to narrow the field of hundreds of EHR products to find just the right one to fit your needs and budget. Margalit will talk about:

   Your goals
   Your constraints
   Your requirements Read more »

MO HealthNet and CMS Make Important Announcements

March 1, 2012 - MO HealthNet recently announced that Missouri providers now have until March 30, 2012, to submit to the State Level Registry (SLR) system an attestation for a 2011 adoption, implementation, or update (AIU) of a certified EHR. The original date for a 2011 attestation to AIU of an EHR was February 29, 2012. There will be no future extensions for 2011 AIU attestations. Read more »

Moving Forward with E-prescribe: Requirements, State Law, and Meaningful Use Webinar (MO HIT Assistance Center Advanced Webinar Series)

February 29, 2012 - 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. Read more »

Missouri's Health Data Summit: Improving Health Through Innovative Data Utilization

February 15, 2012 - Health data aggregation is one of the greatest benefits of electronic health records. These data provide new insight on health to fuel innovation. On February 24, you are invited to discuss ways to improve the use of health data at the Missouri Health Data Summit in St. Louis. The event will be held at the Danforth Plant Science Center located at 975 North Warson Road. 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