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Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center

The Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Department of Health Management and Informatics (HMI), in partnership with the Missouri Telehealth Network, Primaris, the Missouri Primary Care Association, and the Kansas City Quality Improvement Consortium, submitted an application to be a Regional Center for the state of Missouri to the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on January 29. 2010.

The proposed regional center, which will be known as the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center, will help primary care providers in Missouri select an electronic health record vendor, choose and implement an electronic health record, revise their office workflow to incorporate the new technology, participate in health information exchange, and achieve meaningful use of the technology. Achieving "meaningful use" of an electronic health record is required for providers seeking Medicare and Medicaid incentives for using electronic health records. More than 500 individual providers have stated intent and commitment to use the services of the Missouri HIT Assistance Center. CHP and HMI expect to learn the outcome of their application in late March.

As part of the regional center application, CHP recently conducted a survey of physicians to determine who is using electronic health records and how they are used across Missouri. Click here to see a summary of the survey results or here to view a PDF of the survey instrument.

Learn more about the MoHIT Assitance Center.

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