Missouri Health Connection
Missouri Health Connection (formerly “Missouri Health Information Organization” or “MHIO”), is Missouri’s state-designated entity to oversee the development of a statewide health information exchange.
Missouri Health Connection has been awarded federal funding to underwrite the planning and implementation process for Missouri’s statewide health information exchange (HIE) that will ensure patients, providers, physicians, hospitals and other health care organizations have access to critical medical record information in order to improve patient care and increase efficiency.
The effort will create more jobs, and create infrastructure that will help providers meaningfully use electronic health records, thus allowing them to also secure additional incentives that could represent nearly $400 million into the Missouri economy.
Missouri Health Connection is a public-private non-profit organization overseen by a board of directors including members from state government, private health care organizations, private practice physicians, professional organizations, and consumer advocacy groups. Its goals are to:
• Improve the quality of medical decision-making and the coordination of care; • Provide accountability in safeguarding the privacy and security of medical information; • Reduce preventable medical errors and avoid duplication of treatment; • Improve the public health; • Enhance the affordability and value of health care; and • Empower Missourians to take a more active role in their own health care.
For more information, please visit www.dss.mo.gov/hie