In addition to connecting to KHIE’s health information exchange, providers can also utilize KHIE’s Direct Secure Messaging services for care transitions. Direct secure clinical messaging is an interoperable, scalable and standards-based way to communicate among providers using the Internet. Providers can utilize KHIE’s Health Information Service Provider (HISP) and Direct secure messaging web portal in order to facilitate the Health Information Exchange (HIE) objective for Modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use in 2015-2017.
 
Using KHIE’s Direct secure messaging and HISP improves care coordination efforts and allows providers without certified electronic health record technology to communicate relevant patient health information, at the point of care, in a secure and encrypted fashion.
 
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