Baptist Healthcare and Medical Center Health joins ARH in making Images available in KHIE
Baptist Healthcare and Medical Center Health are now making images available in KHIE so that other KHIE Participants treating mutual patients will have access to their imaging information. This is another way KHIE is working to provide a comprehensive patient record. This functionality will be important in reducing duplicate imaging and decreasing the cost of healthcare.
An organization must connect its Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) to KHIE's technology platform to share images with KHIE and export images from KHIE to the organization's PACS system. Once those images are included in their system, healthcare clinicians can view high-resolution images from other healthcare sources sharing images with KHIE.
Additional Connections to the eHealth Exchange
East Tennessee Health Information Network (etHIN) has been added to the list of healthcare organizations and HIEs that we can query through the national eHealth Exchange. When you do a patient search in KHIE, our system queries etHIN for information on your patient. This is one more way KHIE brings your patient information to your fingertips!
Click here to see a list of all of the healthcare organizations KHIE queries through the national eHealth Exchange.
CMS Certification: A Milestone Accomplishment
KHIE received the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Outcomes-Based Certification (OBC). This certification recently opened to Health Information Exchange (HIE) systems that proposed outcome measures that confirm positive impact an HIE has on Medicaid operations and beneficiaries. During the certification review, KHIE proposed three of its premier services for CMS to evaluate: clinical data exchange service, event notification service, and the public health registry connections and reporting capabilities.
We worked diligently to achieve this certification and are proud to be the first state HIE recipient of the CMS Outcomes-Based Certification program using its new standards.
Electronic Case Reporting eCR
KHIE offers two options for submitting communicable disease case reports via KHIE to Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH). Participants can manually enter the case report details in the ePartnerViewer platform or can use Direct Secure Messaging to electronically submit the case report directly out of their EMR/EHR system.
Norton Healthcare LIVE on KHIE's Electronic Case Reporting
Norton Healthcare is the first organization to Go Live on KHIE's newest service. Electronic Case Reporting is the automated generation and transmission of case reports for reportable conditions such as COVID-19. KHIE acts as the intermediary to automate public health reporting of suspected communicable disease cases to the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH). These case reports are shared from a healthcare organization's EHR/EMR to KHIE and subsequently reported to the DPH for review and action. This affords healthcare providers the opportunity to report suspected communicable disease cases more quickly and efficiently.
KHIE Participant Organizations that cannot make the technical connection right now can take advantage of the Manual Case Reporting platform that is currently being implemented. Provisioned users of the system can manually enter the communicable disease case reports directly into KHIE; those reports will be submitted to the DPH for review and action.
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Norton Healthcare and Owensboro Health LIVE on KHIE's Platinum Service
These organizations recently went live with KHIE's Platinum Service which enables the exchange of clinical documents. This means that healthcare providers and clinicians from these organizations can query KHIE from within their EMR/EHR to quickly access the patient health information provided from multiple healthcare sources (other KHIE Participants such as hospitals, physician practices, and clinics).
ARH commits to be the first pilot for KHIE's Image Exchange Project
Appalachian Regional Health (ARH) has committed to be the first pilot for the Image Exchange Project. An organization must connect its Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) to KHIE's technology platform to share images with KHIE and export images from KHIE to the organization's PACS system. Once those images are included in their system, healthcare clinicians can view high-resolution images from other healthcare sources sharing images with KHIE.
KHIE is thrilled to partner with Philips Healthcare to offer this innovative service to you, our KHIE Participants. We are just as thrilled to collaborate with ARH, a not-for-profit health system operating 13 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Prestonsburg, South Williamson, West Liberty and Whitesburg in Kentucky; as well as Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia; and multi-specialty physician practices, home health practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies.
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