The Kentucky Health Information Exchange, KHIE, offers the commonwealth an unprecedented opportunity to change the face of health care. KHIE facilitates the safe, secure electronic exchange of patient health information among participating providers and organizations throughout the state. More specifically, it is the concept that grew out of the push for a nationwide electronic health network to convert paper medical records to electronic data that can be shared more readily. Having timely access to and retrieval of a patient’s consolidated medical history enables providers to make more informed clinical decisions at the point of care. This will lead to improved patient health outcomes for all Kentuckians and will contribute to improved efficiency in our healthcare delivery process. Additionally, it will have significant influence on lowering the high costs of today’s healthcare.
KHIE (pronounced kay-hi) is a secure, interoperable network administered by the Governor’s Office of Electronic Health Information in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Supported by the technical team of the Office of Administrative and Technology Services, it is connecting every hospital and provider in the state to a common framework for the exchange of patient information.
Hospitals, providers, and other health care entities are signing up as they embrace the idea of having a patient's health information available when and where it is needed to achieve positive patient outcomes.
The core components of the KHIE include: a master patient/person index; record locator service; security; provider/user authentication; logging and audits; and clinical messages and alerts. The system supports e-prescribing, patient demographics, lab results, radiology and transcription reports, past medical diagnoses, dates of services and hospital stays. It also offers the capability to communicate reportable diseases, reports to the Cancer Registry and provides for reports to the statewide immunization registry.
Read more about connecting to KHIE in the official KHIE Welcome Packet for providers on our Resources page.