The Kentucky Health Information Exchange is a secure, interoperable network that meets national standards to ensure interoperability.
Participating providers with certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) can access, locate and share needed patient health information with other providers at the point of care.
As KHIE continues to build its robust HIE, it also fulfills several meaningful use (MU) objectives found in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Final Rule. KHIE serves as the intermediary for public health reporting in the state of Kentucky and works with providers and hospitals to report:
- Syndromic Surveillance
- Electronic Reportable Laboratory
- Cancer Case
In addition to public health reporting, KHIE continues to enhance its value-added service lines, including consumer health engagement initiatives and fulfillment of other MU requirements, such as transitions of care. Ultimately, KHIE strives to improve care coordination and overall health outcomes while facilitating the adoption, integration and the meaningful use of CEHRT. Much of KHIE’s value is realized through sharing its data with the providers who can use the information to improve the health of Kentucky citizens.
Hospitals, physician practices and other health entities are making the KHIE connection. It’s easier than you may think.
To participate with KHIE, please contact the outreach coordinator in your area to learn more about joining the Kentucky Health Information Exchange.