This week, emergency medicine takes a major step forward in Virginia as the long-awaited Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program is implemented across health systems statewide. The central component of the program, led by the Virginia Department of Health (with leadership from VACEP), is the addition of the Emergency Department Information Exchange, or EDie, into your EHR system.

EDie (pronounced "Eddie") has been described as a “game-changer” by ACEP leaders and public health officials from states that have already implemented it. The process was developed by ACEP-endorsed Collective Medical .

Virginia’s EDie will facilitate greater communication among both emergency and non-emergent providers and care groups with the goals of improving patient care and reducing costs. The EDie plugs directly into your existing EHR workflow.

EDie will be up and running across all of the Commonwealth’s 22 health systems by Saturday. As of last week, seven systems are live as are all six Virginia Medicaid MCOs.