Navigation Links
Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Shared Health® Launch EHR, e-Prescribe

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-edge, cost effective technology solution.

"Together with the Mississippi Division of Medicaid, we are delivering better patient care through a statewide Electronic Health Record with eScript System using Shared Health's guiding principles to deliver the most secure, cost-efficient solution to the residents of Mississippi," said Kim Wagner, chief information officer of Shared Health. "This world-class solution provides clinicians and patients tools for managing and improving care – allowing them to make better medical decisions at the point of care through relevant clinical information, including lab results, medications, immunizations, and allergies."

When combined with access to medical claims information and patient demographics, costs are reduced because the data-sharing eliminates duplicative services. At the same time, patient safety and treatment outcomes are improved.

"As an innovator in the health care information industry, Shared Health partners with physicians and nurses to transform patient care, establishing a successful track record for outreach, access and outcomes," Wagner said.

Through the partnership, the State of Mississippi Division of Medicaid will also be able to store records electronically in a secure location, allowing access to those records even in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, preserving critical health data of Medicaid recipients across the state.

About Shared Health

Shared Health was launched in 2004 with the mission to transform health care by offering secure, innovative health information technology (HIT) solutions. With the records of nearly 4 million patients in its HIE, Shared Health's web-based applications securely share and connect medical information across a patient's network of clinicians, including 5,400 physicians in Tennessee. Shared Health strives to be the clinician's trusted partner for sharing relevant patient information at the point of care, enabling both health care professionals and consumers to improve outcomes. For more information on Shared Health, visit


Mississippi Medicaid

Francis Rullan, Comm. Dir.


Shared Health

Todd Smith


SOURCE Shared Health
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Mississippians React to Rushed Pseudoephedrine Debate Raging in the State Legislature
2. University of Mississippi Health Care Implements Philips VISICU eICU(R) Program
3. Divine Skin (DSKX) Launches Health-Care Division To Develop New OTC and Prescription Drugs
4. Elsevier Appoints Martin OMalley as Managing Director of New Global Sales Group in Science & Technology Division
5. Inteplast Acquires Medical Packaging Division
6. B. Braun Renal Therapies Division Announces Availability of Adimea
7. WuXi PharmaTech Enters into Collaboration with J&JPRD, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica for Preclinical Services and Training
8. Foundation Radiology Group Announces FRG Molecular Imaging Division, Led By Todd M. Blodgett, M.D.
9. Thoratec Reports a 19 Percent Increase in Annual Revenues as Cardiovascular Division Revenues Increase 30 Percent in 2009
10. ARKRAY, Inc. Long Term Care Division Launches Comprehensive Service Program - Assure(R) Brilliance
11. Vivakor Divisions Continue to Demonstrate Independent Growth
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory ... strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., ... June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical ... Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world ... in the report includes the following: , ... by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network ... the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased ... location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated his ... implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure is ... to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set of ... or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, Serenity ... event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, guilt, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts ... upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife ... and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):