Category Archives: Featured Posts

Feb 23

Selva Discusses Project Governance at HIMSS, Featured in Cerner Podcast

2/23/17 | Delivering Results, Featured Posts, Newsroom

Thomas Selva, M.D., chief medical information officer for University of Missouri Health Care, and Seth Katz, associate administrator of information management at the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., spoke at HIMSS 2017 about how IT governance structures evolved at their institutions.

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Jan 5

Health Network of Missouri to Leverage Cerner’s Population Health Management Platform

1/5/17 | Connecting Missouri, Featured Posts, Home Slider, Newsroom

Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, today announced the University of Missouri Health Care will extend Cerner’s HealtheIntent population health management platform across the Health Network of Missouri (HNM) to coordinate and manage care for residents of rural Missouri communities. HNM is a collaborative of six independent health care organizations that use different electronic health record (EHR) systems.

MU Health Care in Columbia, Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System in Hannibal, Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach and Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau will use HealtheIntent to aggregate health data that originates from Cerner, Epic, Meditech, eClinicalWorks and Allscripts EHRs in near real-time and normalize the data.

“Connecting these health care systems and their population health data will provide care teams with the information they need to make more strategic decisions across the continuum of health across Missouri,” said John Glaser, senior vice president of population health, Cerner. “Having a more comprehensive view of a person’s health data and being able to meaningfully use it to engage individuals can help drive better patient outcomes.”

MU Health Care, in partnership with the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, has used HealtheIntent since January 2015. HNM will leverage the Tiger Institute’s domain to scale the population health management platform across the network.

“Managing the health of populations requires that providers are armed with timely information so better care decisions can be made,” said Mitch Wasden, CEO, MU Health Care. “With access to demographic, clinical and sociological information surrounding an individual, care teams can identify gaps in care, predict outcomes and apply early interventions to improve health and care across the network.”

The HNM network, which includes an academic medical center, state employer and a group of hospitals, serves patients throughout central, northeast and southeastern Missouri. Together, it accounts for more than 1,000 hospital beds and approximately 1,200 affiliated physicians.

“The network was created to drive better patient outcomes by sharing data and best practices, and improving transitions in care between providers and hospitals,” said Tom Tisone, executive director, HNM. “The collaboration with Cerner will enable us to work together on a common platform that is EHR agnostic to support our mission to improve quality care, and to measure and contain costs.”

“To provide true health care management, you need to look beyond one venue of care and one system, and view the layer of data that sits above the EHR,” said Todd Ahrens, president and CEO, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. “HealtheIntent will enable us to put disparate information together to help implement change and truly put the individuals at the center of health and care.”

Nov 3

MU Health Care, Tiger Institute Recognized with Transformational Leadership Award

11/3/16 | Delivering Results, Featured Posts, Home Slider, Newsroom

University of Missouri Health Care and the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation have received the Transformational Leadership Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the American Hospital Association.

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Jun 23

The Way We Deliver Care Is Changing

6/23/16 | Connecting Missouri, Featured Posts

Dr. Tom Selva, chief medical information officer at MU Health Care, shares his views on data sharing, developing a learning health system, and how cell phones are changing the way care is delivered.  Reposted from

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Feb 5

MU Health Care and Tiger Institute at HIMSS Conference, Feb 29 – Mar 4, 2016

2/5/16 | Featured Posts

Several team members MU Health Care and Tiger Institute will attend the 2016 Health Information Management Systems Society Annual Conference and Exhibition to be held in Las Vegas Feb 29-March 4.

Please join us at the following education sessions and event:

UX , ROI, and the ‘Bottom Line’

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Time: 10 am – 11 am PT

Presenters: Bryan Bliven, Chief Information Officer, MU Health Care and Executive Director, Tiger Institute for Health Innovation

Description: Experienced health system administrators will discuss the ways incorporating UCD in HIT development and optimizing HIT usability can decrease total cost of ownership for HIT products and improve financial outcomes. Potential ROI from improved HIT interfaces will be discussed. The costs and benefits of revamping vs. replacing legacy IT systems to achieve better UX will be explored.


Delivering Value with IT: Grass Roots to Planned Projects

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Time: 8:30 am – 9:30 am PT

Presenters: Bryan Bliven, Chief Information Officer, MU Health Care and Executive Director, Tiger Institute for Health Innovation
Eileen Phillips, RN, MSN, CIC, Infection Control Professional, MU Health Care
Mike Bragg, Director of Technology, Tiger Institute for Health Innovation

Description: Learn how HIMSS Davies Award Winner University of Missouri Health Care delivers value through IT. Emphasis will be on the 202% ROI over five years, including project governance, selection, and monitoring. Additionally, the team will review case studies demonstrating clinical value achieved with the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates and through device integration.


HIMSS 16 Awards Gala:

Thursday evening, March 3, Dr. Thomas Selva will accept our HIMSS Davies Award.