Missouri Completes HIE Plan | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Missouri Completes HIE Plan

July 19, 2010
by root
| Reprints

Earlier this month Missouri passed two critical milestones in its efforts to promote electronic health information exchange among healthcare professionals. Missouri has completed its strategic and operational plans for statewide health information exchange, for which it is receiving federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Missouri has access to about $13.8 million in federal recovery funds to underwrite the planning and implementation process. These funds are in addition to incentives available to providers who adopt and meaningfully use electronic health records.

Those plans were developed over the past nine months through a highly collaborative series of meetings of more than 200 stakeholders from across the state including health care providers, privacy experts, insurers, employers, state legislators, and consumer advocates. The process was led by a public-private advisory board appointed by Governor Jay Nixon in the fall of 2009 and led by Department of Social Services Director Ron Levy and Co-Chair Barrett Toan.

Included in the plans is the recommendation that statewide health information exchange be governed by a new, public-private not-for-profit organization, called the Missouri Statewide Health Information Organization (HIO).



NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.