The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) is a secure, interoperable network where participating providers and hospitals with certified EMR technology can locate and share needed patient information with each other to improve care coordination. A health information exchange (HIE) is the activity of secure health data exchange between two or more authorized and consenting trading partners.
KHIE continues to build its robust HIE and fulfills several meaningful use objectives found in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program final rule. In order to fulfill the public health reporting for meaningful use objectives, eligible providers and hospitals must connect with KHIE. KHIE works with providers across 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 KHIE is realized through sharing its data with the providers who can use the information to improve the health of Kentucky citizens.