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HHS Announces New Initiatives to Speed Adoption of EHRs

More time to meet Stage 2 meaningful use if Missouri providers adopt health IT & attest by 2011 Read more »

Meaningful Use and PQRS Webinar/Audio Conference November 9th; MO HIT Assistance Center Webinars Now Offer CME Credit

October 24, 2011 - Several quality measures for meaningful use, including six preventative measures, are the same for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS-formerly known as PQRI.) Some EHRs are even capable of submitting data for both programs. Read more »

Kirksville Doctors Recognized as Leaders in Transition to Electronic Health Records

September 28, 2011 - Kirksville health care providers Wesley Ryle, MD and Justin Puckett, DO will be recognized on Thursday, October 13th by Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center for their leadership in the nationwide transition toward electronic health records. MO HIT Assistance Center is the Regional Extension Center designated by Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to assist clinicians in Missouri in becoming meaningful users of electronic health records. Read more »

Tracking Quality Measures Audio Conference & Webinar September 28

September 6, 2011 - Clinical quality measures are one of the important elements that demonstrate the effective use of certified electronic health records. But before you start doing that, investing a little time in learning how to properly track clinical quality measures can help you avoid common pitfalls and optimize your results. To help providers start off on the right foot, the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center will host a free Webinar and audio conference on that subject at 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 28th. Read more »

Privacy & Security Webinar/Audio Conference October 12th

September 26, 2011 - If you have an EHR or plan to implement one soon, the privacy and security of those electronic health records should be at the top of your checklist. Although you may turn to EHR and IT vendors to help you establish the basic mechanisms to safeguard this data, the on-going security and privacy of this information largely rests on the individuals who input and access this data each day, people like you. Read more »

Avoiding EHR Security Risks

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 »

New Tool Helps Hospitals Adopt and Implement an EHR

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 »

CMS Finalizes Changes to 2011 eRx Incentive Program

The three main changes for the 2011 eRx Incentive Program include:

  1. 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;
  2. Providing additional significant hardship exemption categories for the 2012 eRx payment adjustment; an
  3. Extending the deadline for eligible professionals to request a significant hardship exemption for the 2012 eRx payment adjustment to November 1, 2011.

Invitation to eClinicalWorks Open House 9/21/11

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 »

MO HealthNet Makes First EHR Incentive Payments

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 »

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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