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Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Shared Health® Launch EHR, e-Prescribe
Date:8/19/2010

JACKSON, Miss. and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mississippi Division of Medicaid and Shared Health®, Inc. have launched the state's Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) solution for more than one half million Medicaid beneficiaries. The move further advances Shared Health's growth strategy.

Under the contract announced last August, Shared Health is working with the Mississippi Division of Medicaid to connect the Medicaid beneficiaries' medical information across his/her network of clinical providers using Shared Health products and services. Through this use of secure, innovative health information technology solutions at the point of care, Shared Health will help the Mississippi Division of Medicaid focus on reducing health care costs and promoting better patient care.

While cost savings are important in this economic environment, so are healthier outcomes and support of those most in need. Medicaid beneficiaries in Mississippi will benefit extensively from the improved outcomes provided by integrated, evidence-based technology, said Robert L. Robinson, Medicaid executive director.

"With the cost savings resulting from implementing an EHR/eScript System in Mississippi, we will be able to provide better service and care for the underserved population in our state," he said.

Shared Health brings their key technology partners to the Mississippi solution. As part of the four-year contract, Shared Health will offer Mississippi Medicaid health care providers with a secure web-based EHR; an e-prescribing system; and access to hospital discharge information. Shared Health will also provide clinical outreach services in support of EHR adoption by Medicaid physicians statewide.

Shared Health's network – which includes a total of 4,200 physicians and nearly 4 million patient records – aims to register about 1,000 physicians in Mississippi for this leading
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