KHIE provides a common, secure electronic infrastructure for sharing health information while striving to improve care coordination and overall health outcomes and facilitating adoption, integration and the meaningful use of CEHRT. It is designed to national standards to ensure interoperability among different health records systems. Through connectivity with the ehealth exchange, KHIE will support health information exchange across state lines.
KHIE supports patient-centered care to improve the quality of care and health outcomes of Kentuckians — ultimately to reduce medical errors and make more efficient use of health care dollars.
Examples of some of the benefits of KHIE include:
- Timely electronic access to complete and accurate patient information from multiple participating providers
- Fulfills public health reporting measures for meaningful use objectives as KHIE is the designated public health authority and intermediary in the state of Kentucky
- Allows providers to access clinical notifications in the continuity of care document viewable in KHIE’s community record, the VHR
- Supports patient-centered care via care coordination efforts
- Supports transition of care efforts via KHIE’s health information service provider.