September 22, 2011 - Breaches in patient health records, whether paper or electronic, happen. Most people assume the greatest threat to patient health record security is computer hacking. But in fact, negligence, not hacking, is a far greater threat to health record security, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read more »
September 20, 2011 - Hospitals in Missouri, and elsewhere, can now have an easier transition to electronic records (EHRs), thanks to a new resource from the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center. MO HIT Assistance Center's collaborative partner, The Hospital Industry Data Institute, a subsidiary of the Missouri Hospital Association, has developed the EHRToolkit™. The EHRToolkit™ helps hospitals through all phases of EHR adoption and meaningful use. Read more »
The three main changes for the 2011 eRx Incentive Program include:
- Modifying the eRx measure to allow for use of Certified EHR Technology for purposes of reporting for the 2011 eRx incentive and 2013 eRx payment adjustment;
- Providing additional significant hardship exemption categories for the 2012 eRx payment adjustment; an
- Extending the deadline for eligible professionals to request a significant hardship exemption for the 2012 eRx payment adjustment to November 1, 2011.
Missouri HIT Assistance Center & eClinicalWorks would like to invite you to an eClinicalWorks Open House on 9/21/11.
Mark Your Calendars for this informatonal event to provide informaton on eClinicalWorks Comprehensive EMR and if you have tme feel free to stay for our Meaningful Use Road Show.
Let us show you how to accomplish Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria within eClinicalWorks Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »