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Mississippi Medicaid Establishes Clinical Data Connection with Baptist Memorial Health Care

Exchange allows for greater access to patient information

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid now has an electronic connection with Baptist Memorial Health Care, allowing the two organizations to exchange clinical data about Medicaid beneficiaries. Clinicians at Baptist Memorial now have access to critical information about a Medicaid patient’s medications and allergies moments after the patient is admitted to any Baptist Memorial facility.

“This connection with Baptist Memorial is a big step forward in our effort to provide the highest quality of care to Mississippians on Medicaid,” said Drew Snyder, DOM executive director. “These connections allow us to directly help providers care for patients, and they also help us understand the health of Medicaid beneficiaries so that we can make more strategic decisions in how we spend Mississippi’s Medicaid dollars.”

Baptist Memorial is one of the largest providers of care to Medicaid beneficiaries. The connection is the seventh established by the agency since 2016. Medicaid also exchanges data with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Hattiesburg Clinic, Forrest General, and Singing River Health Systems, as well as the three Coordinated Care Organizations within the state: UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Magnolia Health, and Molina Healthcare.

When a Medicaid beneficiary arrives at a Baptist Memorial facility, the electronic medical records system at Baptist Memorial automatically requests a copy of the beneficiary’s records from Medicaid. In less than a minute, the Medicaid system replies with a copy of the records in a format that allows doctors and nurses at Baptist to review the information in their records systems. Baptist Memorial staff do not need to scan in paper records or look in multiple computer systems to get a detailed picture of a Medicaid patient’s health.

We are proud to partner with the Mississippi Division of Medicaid and support the effort to provide full interoperability for its members,” said Paul Kaiser, chief executive officer of MedeAnalytics, a healthcare analytics software provider. “Our goal is to help improve patient care by providing the platform and technical solutions for health systems like Baptist and DOM to share electronic health records in real-time.”

 

About Mississippi Division of Medicaid

Medicaid is a state and federal program created by the Social Security Amendments of 1965 (PL 89-97), authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide health coverage for eligible, low income populations. In 1969, Medicaid was enacted by the Mississippi Legislature. All 50 states, five territories of the United States and District of Columbia participate in this voluntary matching program. The mission of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid is to responsibly provide access to quality health coverage for vulnerable Mississippians by conducting operations with accountability, consistency and respect.

About MedeAnalytics

A leader in healthcare analytics, MedeAnalytics helps organizations make even smarter decisions. With the most advanced data orchestration in healthcare, our intelligent cloud-based analytics platform combines data to deliver state-of-the-art analytics, all in a business context. MedeAnalytics’ scalable solutions for financial management, operations, value-based care, and strategic planning—and the ability to tailor-build applications—deliver the action-ready insights organizations need to achieve success. Helping clients realize immediate financial and operational value is just one of the many reasons why MedeAnalytics is the leading healthcare-only analytics provider. For more information, visit www.medeanalytics.com.

 

Published on April 8, 2020