Joann Harbison

Harbison is a client services manager for Missouri's information technology agency.

State Up & Comer of the Year

Since March of 2020, JoAnn Harbison has worked tirelessly to implement solutions to assist the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with its COVID response. Harbison was instrumental in the 2-month development and implementation of an electronic system to collect and track COVID case reporting. At its peak, Missouri received approximately 35,000 test results daily. To cut down on manual entry of the results, Harbison also led the implementation of electronic laboratory reporting. This project saved the state approximately $50,000 a day in manual data entry and allows immediate follow-up, thereby saving Missouri lives.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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