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May 2019
Taking Health Information Exchange to the Next Level
Staying true to the scope of health information exchange, SHINE of Missouri offers a suite of health information technology tools that allows for health care providers, patients, and families to share clinical data electronically in a timely and secure manner. 

In addition to the health information exchange service, SHINE of Missouri can provide participants with access to secure analytic dashboard and report services, hospitalization and discharge alerts, secure direct messaging, and an HIE-connected patient portal.

Secure Analytic Dashboard & Report Services
The SHINE of Missouri data warehouse stores and aggregates clinical data from all SHINE member's EHR systems as well as any other connected HINs. This data is normalized and populated into a standard data architecture which is then delivered in the form of custom developed, web-based dashboard reports. 
SHINE Dashboards
Click HERE to view demonstration.
SHINE of Missouri participants can utilize our MIPS Registry (Doctors Quality Reporting Network) to submit MIPS data to CMS. SHINE of Missouri Member Individual reporting rate: $250 per clinician per year; SHINE of Missouri Member Group reporting rate: $250 per clinician per year, up to a maximum of $1000 per group per year.

Hospitalization and Discharge Alerts
Supported by the SHINE of Missouri technology vendor, SSI, SmartAlerts uses clinical analytics to provide timely notifications to physicians and care coordinators regarding high risk patients when they are hospitalized or discharged from the hospital.

Direct Messaging
Allows you to securely email patient health information. Click HERE to view demonstration.

Patient Portal
ONC certified personal health record with secure messaging, patient education, and the ability to view, download, and transmit health information.

Contact SHINE of Missouri to schedule a demonstration and learn how participating in SHINE of Missouri can benefit your practice and your patients. Call 844.424.4370 or visit, for more information.
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"The benefit SHINE brings to an independent medical practitioner is inestimable. Providing high quality patient care requires access to timely longitudinal patient data. SHINE delivers this critical data directly to our practice EMR. The MIPS requirements for equitable reimbursement demands practices of all sizes embrace technology. I applaud the MSMA for making SHINE available and affordable for their members." - Marc Taormina, MD, FASGE, AGAF, FACG, FACP, Independent GI Practitioner, Lee's Summit, MO.
Secure Exchange of PHI
Digital transfer of personal health information is secure.
More Complete Patient Records
Helps improve patient encounters and health outcomes while avoiding duplication of labs and tests.
Provides participants access to secure analytic dashboard and report services to support improved outcomes, quality reporting, and reimbursements.
Direct Messaging
Secure messaging between physicians and between physicians and their patients.
Timely & Efficient
Efficiencies of scale - information goes into the HIE once and is universally available to participating members of the health care team.
Patient Engagement
Meets the requirement to provide patients an ONC-certified patient portal that offers 24/7 access to their longitudinal health record.
HHS Announces Next Steps in Advancing Interoperability of Health Information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued for public comment D raft 2 of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) that will support the full, network-to-network exchange of health information nationally. 

Specifically, the documents being released for comment are: (1) a second draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework (TEF), (2) a second draft of the Minimum Required Terms and Conditions (MRTCs) for trusted exchange, and (3) a first draft of a Qualified Health Information Network (QHIN) Technical Framework. These documents will form the basis of a single Common Agreement that QHINs and their participants may adopt. This Common Agreement will create baseline technical and legal requirements for sharing electronic health information on a nationwide scale across disparate networks. 

“The seamless, interoperable exchange of health information is a key piece of building a health system that empowers patients and providers and delivers better care at a lower cost,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “The 21 st Century Cures Act took an important step toward this goal by promoting a national framework and common agreement for the trusted exchange of health information. We appreciate the comments and input from stakeholders so far and look forward to continued engagement.”

In developing a TEFCA that meets industry’s needs, HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has focused on three high-level goals:

  • Provide a single "on-ramp" to nationwide connectivity;
  • Ensure a electronic information securely follows you when and where it is needed; and
  • Support nationwide scalability for network connectivity.

The newly released drafts are responsive to stakeholder comments by making key changes to the draft requirements that health information networks who choose to participate would have to follow. These changes include updating the purposes for which information can be exchanged, adding a “push” method of data exchange, adding a technical framework for QHINs, and extending timelines for participating entities to implement changes that will be required by the Common Agreement.

Visit HERE to read more.

Jonathan Smith, MPH
Regional Manager
SHINE of Missouri