Midwest GI Health Joins SHINE

SHINE, the Show-Me Health Information Network of Missouri, in partnership with the Missouri State Medical Association, is pleased to welcome Midwest GI Health as a participant in the recently formed physician-led statewide interoperable health information exchange (HIE).
“The value that SHINE brings to an independent medical practitioner is invaluable,” said Marc Taormina, MD, FASGE, AGAF, FACG, FACP. “Providing high quality patient care requires access to the data SHINE delivers directly to our practice via EMR.”
Dr. Taormina, a Kansas City, MO, native, and independent practice owner in Lee’s Summit, MO, added, “The MIPS/MACRA documentation requirements for equitable reimbursement demands practices of all sizes to embrace technology. I applaud the Missouri State Medical Association for making SHINE available and affordable for their members.”
The SHINE HIE is unique and reaches beyond the simple transmission of data at the point of care. SHINE offers a suite of innovative technology tools to help physicians share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.

Participating physicians, hospitals and other providers share patient health information, including information from all providers and facilities from whom a patient has received care. Physicians can proactively manage their patients’ care in ways that have never been possible before while also establishing efficient methods to meet changing quality reporting requirements.
Earning his medical degree in 1977, Dr. Taormina graduated in the first UMKC 6-year BS/MD program. After completing his GI fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and finishing military duty, he settled in Eastern Jackson County.