Little Rock, Arkansas June 2019 – The State Health Alliance for Records Exchange (SHARE) announces a continued partnership with the Mississippi County Hospital System in a groundbreaking move that will allow the secure sharing of patient medical records with other SHARE connected physicians and providers throughout the State of Arkansas. This expansion will include South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center, Great River Medical Center, their family medicine, internal medicine and specialty care clinics that provide urology, gynecology, obstetrics, pain and wound care services. Health care providers in Mississippi County (Blytheville & Osceola) and neighboring counties can securely access medical records through SHARE. Patient records will be available around the clock and in real-time, enhancing patient care in the Delta Region.
Patients of Mississippi County Hospital System will benefit from a higher quality of care as a result of this new connection. Now caregivers, family doctors, emergency room physicians, specialists, pharmacies and long-term care facilities can have secure, HIPAA-compliant access to patient records in real time as a SHARE participant.
South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center and Great River Medical Center hospitals see ~43,000 patients that live in Mississippi County in Northeast Arkansas. SHARE is integrated with both hospitals’ electronic health record (EHR) system, MEDHOST. They are now sending admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) information, laboratory results, radiology reports, pathology reports, vitals, allergies, diagnosis and conditions to assist in better care coordination and transitions of care. SHARE is also assisting the hospitals in their public health reporting to the Arkansas Department of Health Registries.
Also, SHARE is assisting in real-time 30 day readmissions. The 30-day readmission notification project allows both hospitals to receive a secure message notification when a patient that discharged from their facility, was readmitted into any SHARE participating hospital within a 30-day timeframe.
Mississippi County Hospital System is home to multiple outpatient clinics that serve the growing needs of their community. They have clinics available for patients looking for an annual wellness exam, planning a preventative procedure, or needs wound care. SHARE is integrated with Athena electronic medical record (EMR) system and is receiving admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) information, laboratory results, radiology reports, pathology reports, progress notes, discharge summaries, vitals, allergies, diagnosis and conditions.
The following Mississippi County Hospital System clinics are fully integrated with SHARE through the Athena EMR system interface:
- Community Health Specialist (MCHS)
- Great River Family Clinic (MCHS)
- Great River Pain Clinic (MCHS)
- Great River Urology
- Great River Women's Clinic (MCHS)
- Great River Wound Healing Clinic (MCHS)
- Mississippi County Primary Care Physicians (MCHS)
- Practitioner Family Care
- Ashley A. Chimere MD
SHARE also routes the results from both hospital systems that are on MEDHOST to their Athena clinics in order for the providers to have their patients results in their local environment in real-time. SHARE’s continued mission is to provide better information to support high quality patient care for the state’s health care community. By increasing data in the health information exchange (HIE), SHARE supplies a more comprehensive health care picture to a patient’s treating physician and care team.
About Mississippi County Hospital System
Mission: To restore, maintain, and improve the health of everyone in the communities they serve.
Vision: To inspire hope in all who seek their help by offering the kind of care they would expect for their own family.
Great River Medical Center
Great River Medical Center (GRMC) is a full-service hospital with 99 beds that is committed to keeping quality health care closer to home for the community. The hospital offers:
South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center
South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center(SMC) is a critical access hospital with 25 beds that is committed to keeping quality health care closer to home for the community. The hospital offers:
For more info, visit http://www.mchsys.org