Angie L. Bass, MHA

President and CEO

As the President and CEO, Angie Bass leads the successful development and execution of Missouri Health Connection’s health information exchange where she oversees all aspects of MHC’s strategic initiatives, business development, public relations, government relations and service delivery.  Under Bass’s leadership, MHC has become one of the nation’s largest health information exchanges, covering a territory of more than 69 thousand square miles and more than 15 million patients in its network, enabling thousands of health care providers to have secure access to a real-time, comprehensive electronic patient health record.

Bass joined MHC in May 2012 as Program Manager and quickly rose in the ranks, becoming the Director of Client Relations and Business Development in the same year and then promoted again to Chief Operating Officer in 2013.  She brings over a decade of experience in health policy and health administration experience to the organization.  Prior to joining MHC, Angie worked as a Health Policy Research Analyst for the Missouri House of Representatives and as a Project Analyst for the Missouri Department of Mental Health.  Bass received both her Bachelor Degree and her Master of Health Administration from the University of Missouri.

 

Jacquelyn Porter, MAcc

COO/CFO

As the Chief Operating Officer while also maintaining her Chief Financial Officer position, Jaki Porter assists the CEO in providing leadership and vision for a diverse health information exchange organization. Her day-to-day management efforts ensure that MHC effectively accomplishes its mission to provide patient engagement, improve health outcomes, improve efficiencies and reduce costs of health care.   Porter joined MHC in 2013 as Finance Director and was appointed Chief Financial Officer after six months at MHC.  Porter’s financial leadership of the organization has led to MHC’s ongoing financial strength and solidarity.

With more than 10 years’ experience in the public accounting arena and as the key team leader for a CPA firm, Porter was focused on audits, reviews, compilations, consulting, and other accounting and tax services within a wide range of industries including: health care, manufacturing, construction, non-profits, investment companies, broker/dealers, retailers, distribution and professional service providers.  Porter received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accountancy with a concentration in Taxation from University of Missouri Columbia in 2004.

 

Shirley Tyson

Senior Technology Director

Tyson is an experienced leader in Health Information Technology, that began her journey in health care as a Research Associate for the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. She advanced in the HIT industry becoming the Chief Operations and Technology Officer (COO/CTO) in 2010 with the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology and continued her climb, in 2014 when she became the Interim HIT Coordinator in addition to her COO/CTO duties. In 2017, she became the HIT Director and COO/CTO for the Office of Health Information Technology with the Arkansas Department of Health.

Tyson has excelled throughout her career in HIT, proving her skills and abilities can take organizations to new heights. She has exemplified successful HIT and exchange strategic planning, technical implementations and operations of a statewide HIE, and policy development to improve business outcomes throughout her organizations. Her technology solutions have reduced operating costs and further improved business operations.

 

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