KHIE is a secure, interoperable network in which participating providers and hospitals with certified EMR technology can locate and share needed patient information with each other to improve care coordination. In its simplest terms, a health information exchange is defined has been defined as the activity of secure health data exchange between two or more authorized and consenting trading partners.
The KHIE continues to build its robust HIE and KHIE fulfills several meaningful use objectives found in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program final rule. Additionally, KHIE serves as the intermediary for the public health reporting in the state of Kentucky. In order to fulfill the public health reporting for meaningful use objectives, eligible providers and hospitals must connect with the KHIE. The KHIE works with providers across the state of Kentucky to report immunization, syndromic surveillance, electronic reportable laboratory and cancer case data. Although KHIE’s value-added service supports providers in meeting meaningful use, much of the value of the KHIE is realized through sharing of its data with the providers who can utilize the information to improve the health of Kentucky citizens.
For guidance on achieving meaningful use Stage 2, please refer to the KHIE Pathway to Meaningful Use Stage 2 for Providers and Pathway to Meaningful Use Stage 2 for Hospitals documents.