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Missouri Health Data Summit: Improving Health Through Innovative Data Utilization

Columbia, MO—Health data aggregation is one of the greatest benefits of electronic health records.  These data provide new insight on health to fuel innovation. On February 24, you are invited to discuss ways to improve the use of health data at the Missouri Health Data Summit in St. Louis.  The event will be held at the Danforth Plant Science Center located at 975 North Warson Road.

Attendees will get an update on the Health Data Initiative and will discuss ways to improve the use of health data in Missouri.  Health care providers, technology companies, researchers, health and consumer advocates, employers, and media are all invited to talk about ways to improve health care delivery, improve community health, and lower health costs.  The focus will be on innovative use of data in public, private, and academic settings, such as:

Assisting health care professionals in managing patients’ care plans through information dashboards, practice management tools, analytic tools, etc.

  • Inventing digital knowledge systems that aid health plans and providers to create personalized patient management care coordination programs.
  • Creating web and smart phone applications to help consumers navigate complex information and make informed health and wellness choices.
  • Helping community leaders identify patterns to inform decisions about location of services

The Missouri Foundation for Health, the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, and Midwest Health Initiative are sponsoring this free event, but you must register by February 22, 2012, to attend. Click here to register and for complete details.

After the informal networking lunch, individuals, companies, and organizations are invited to vet new data utilization concepts during 20-minute advisory sessions with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary of Administration E.J. Holland and Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.  Sessions are assigned on a first-come, first serve basis. To arrange an advising appointment, please contact Michelle Miller, Missouri Foundation for Health, by email mmiller@mffh.org or by phone 314-345-5573.

For information on the Medicaid and Medicare EHR incentive programs, EHR adoption, or how the MO HIT Assistance Center helps health care providers adopt and achieve meaningful use of certified EHRs, please visit the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center Web site http://www.EHRhelp.missouri.edu, E-mail us EHRhelp@missouri.edu, or call us toll-free 1-877-882-9933.

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