Primaris receives contract to help physicians use technology for patient care

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Health care quality-improvement consulting firm Primaris was awarded a contract from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to work with small physician practices to boost electronic health records (EHR) for quality improvement.

The overarching goal of the project will be to achieve the three part aim of better care, better health and lower cost by building primary care practices’ continuous quality improvement capacity to incorporate evidence based findings now and in the future.

Primaris will coach, mentor and assist small physician practices in developing skills specific to population management and implementation of evidence-based practice through improved use of the practice’s EHR.

This will be up to a two and a half year project, for which Primaris will receive $477,485 in funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*.

“Simply having an EHR system is not enough; true quality improvement involves converting data into action and driving change,” said Richard A. Royer, CEO of Primaris. “These physicians have the data they need under their noses; Primaris will help them use it to make informed decisions about patient care.”

Primaris is recruiting small clinical practices (10 or fewer physicians) that have certified Electronic Health Record systems in place for collecting, assessing, and sharing quality improvement data to participate in this opportunity to improve clinical practices in Missouri.

For more information or to sign up, contact Primaris at 573-817-8300.

About Primaris

Primaris is a healthcare consulting firm that works with hospitals, physicians and nursing homes to drive better health outcomes, improved patient experiences and reduced costs. For more information, visit and follow @primaris_health.

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*Funding provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Missouri 1305 program (NU58DP004817).