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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Image of Tennesee with counties in four different colors to denote geographical sections. Counties in the southwestern corner of the State are in red and circled.

  • The MidSouth eHealth Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization that serves citizens in the Greater Memphis area
    • Approximately 1.1 million citizens
    • 25% of the citizens are at or below the poverty line
  • Began as a state funded planning project in August 2004. Awarded an AHRQ State & Regional Demonstration contract in September 2004. Also received additional state funding
  • Board was founded in February 2005
  • Board identified the first point of access to be the Emergency Department
    • First emergency department began using the system on May 23, 2006
    • Today we have 5 hospital emergency departments with plans to implement the remaining 9 emergency departments in the three counties between now and the first quarter of 2008

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