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MO HIT Assistance Center Advisory: Missouri Health Connection Webinar & Audio Conference January 11th

December 13, 2011


Missouri Health Connection Webinar & Audio Conference:
Update & 2012 Preview of Missouri’s Health Information Exchange

 Columbia, MO—A growing number of Missouri providers across the state are successfully attesting to stage one meaningful use.  Now, providers are looking at what lies ahead for stage two when health records will be exchanged. While you’ve been busily working on meaningful use of EHRs, the Missouri Health Connection has been forging a pathway for the rapid and secure exchange of electronic health records.  We thought the New Year was a perfect time to check in on their progress and get a sneak preview of what’s ahead for 2012.

At 11:30 am on Wednesday, January 11, Melissa Johnsen, Missouri Health Connection (MHC) interim president, will lead the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center’s first webinar and audio conference of 2012.  Johnsen will give participants a review of MHC’s organization and objectives as the state-designated entity to create the statewide health information network.  She will then discuss progress made over the past few months, and plans for the coming days.

As the current interim president, and former co-chair of MHC’s Technology & Operations subgroup, Johnsen brings a unique and comprehensive perspective with regard to MHC’s implementation of its federally-approved plans for the state of Missouri.  She will talk about MHC’s pilot program, what services will be tested, and the selection process.  In addition, Johnsen will review what services will be offered through the MHC Network (including Direct secure messaging, exchange hub, etc.) and the plans for statewide connectivity to allow providers to meet Meaningful Use requirements.  Following her presentation, Johnsen will be available for questions. For more information about MHC, visit


Beginning in January, MO HIT Assistance Center will be utilizing a new Webinar/audio conference system, you will need to reserve your Webinar seat now to participate, please reserve it at:

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees   –      Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server     
Macintosh®-based attendees   –    Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Physicians may earn CME credit when they participate in this webinar/audio conference. Those seeking CME credit must complete an online or hardcopy questionnaire and submit that document within three days of the event.   Complete instructions for the CME credit will be given during the presentation, and no prior registration is necessary.  The presentation is free.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live Internet educational activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

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 E-mail us, or call us toll-free 1-877-882-9933.

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