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Six hospitals from Missouri named among 2011 Most Wired

Monday, July 11, 2011

From a press release (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=94536): Nation's Most Wired Hospitals Make Progress in Adoption of Health Information Technology The nation's Most Wired hospitals are making progress towards greater health information technology (IT) adoption, according to Hospitals & Health Networks' 2011 Most Wired Survey released today. As a field, hospitals are focused on exp ...Read More

ONC: Electronic Health Records Prove to be Invaluable After Crisis

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

From ONC's Health IT Buzz (http://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/ehr-case-studies/electronic-health-records-prove-invaluable-crisis/): One of Joplin’s hospitals, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, was heavily damaged. Five patients and a visitor died in the storm, and the building is closed awaiting repair. Paper records and x-rays were lost. Yet just six days after the tornado, the ...Read More

EHR Helps Joplin Clinic Rise from Rubble in 72 Hours

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

From MOHIT Assistance Center, Columbia, MO - 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 cata ...Read More

More Missouri hospitals use electronic health records, study finds

Thursday, June 16, 2011

From the St. Louis Business Journal The Missouri Hospital Association said that 90 percent of 145 hospitals responding to its survey indicated they were using the electronic records for at least one of 24 functions in their operations. That was up from 84 percent in 2009. Read more (http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2011/06/16/more-missouri-hospitals-use-electronic.html).  ...Read More

St. Louis Beacon: Electronic medical records prove to be critical in Joplin disaster

Thursday, June 09, 2011

"Officials at Sisters of Mercy Health System, which owns St. John's, say one key to getting the hospital back on line was a decision made more than five years ago to build an electronic health records system for all of its hospitals. Such systems will be a federal requirement for all hospitals by 2015." Read more (http://www.stlbeacon.org/health-science/health/110791-electronic-med-records-c ...Read More

Missouri's Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Attestation Now Open

Friday, June 03, 2011

June 3, 2011 - Missouri's Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is now accepting attestation information. As of June 1, eligible professionals and hospitals can apply for Medicaid incentive payments. Read more (http://ehrhelp.missouri.edu/?q=node/70). ...Read More

Mercy Health System: we're here for the long haul (May 25, 2011, KOAM)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Joplin finds electronic health records helpful in tornado aftermath. "Britton says, fortunately, about three weeks ago St. John's went to digital [health] records - otherwise - those records would have been lost." Read the rest at KOAM-TV (http://www.koamtv.com/story/14713215/st-johns-new).  ...Read More

Missouri on fast track to statewide health information exchange

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

(May 10, 2011, NHINWatch) (http://www.nhinwatch.com/perspective/missouri-fast-track-statewide-health-information-exchange) "The Missouri Health Connection (MHC), which is under negotiations with Cerner to have the IT company be its technology service provider for the statewide health information exchange (HIE), is aiming to provide a direct-messaging query service by early January 2012, accor ...Read More

Columbia Business Times: Raul Recarey’s Mission: Breaking down health care information silos

Friday, April 01, 2011

"...board chairwoman Sandra Johnson said Recarey brings a unique blend of experience in health care information technology and general business acumen. “Raul is just the right person to build an organization like this from scratch,” said Johnson..." Read more: http://www.columbiabusinesstimes.com/11172/2011/04/01/raul-recarey%E2%80%99s-mission/ ...Read More

VIDEO: Missouri Physician's EHR Success Story

Monday, January 24, 2011

(January 14, 2011, Missouri HIT Assistance Center) 'Burton D. Cox, Sr., DO, a Family Practice physician at the Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff, MO, never "messes" with computers outside his practice. However, Cox says he would never go back to paper records and that his use of electronic health records over the past five years has made him a better physician.' ...Read More