Mississippi’s Medicaid program is the first such agency to exchange summaries of patient care in real time with physicians in the state, kicking off a program to use the Epic electronic health record.

The program launched in early March. For now, real-time transmission of continuity of care records, known as the Consolidated-Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) patient summaries, are being sent to the University of Mississippi Medical Center EHR, but the state’s Medicaid program soon will roll it out to other health systems in the state using standardized terminologies, says John Showalter, MD, chief health information officer at UMMC.

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