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Public Health Reporting

The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) is the public health reporting authority in Kentucky.  Eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals/critical access hospitals (EH/CAHs) that wish to submit data to any of the following public health registries must do so through KHIE.

Kentucky Immunization Registry

Any EP or EH/CAH that administers any type of immunization (influenza, pneumococcal, HPV, chickenpox, shingles, etc.) during the EHR reporting period can submit to the immunization registry.

Immunization Query

Any EP, EH or CAH that wants to receive immunization forecasts and histories from the public health immunization registry/immunization information system (IIS) can query the immunization registry.

CDC BioSense Syndromic Surveillance

In Kentucky, all EPs or EHs/CAHs collect syndromic surveillance data and are eligible to submit data to this registry.

Kentucky Cancer Registry

Any EP who diagnoses and/or treats cancer patients can submit cancer related data to the Kentucky Cancer Registry.

Kentucky National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS)

Kentucky adopted legislation, 902 KAR 2:020, requiring laboratory results to be electronically reported through KHIE to the Department for Public Health.

Clinical Data Registry Reporting 

Health Information Exchange 

Any EP or EH/CAH can use KHIE as a clinical data registry for Promoting Interoperability/Meaningful Use Stage 3. 

Advance Directive Project

In Kentucky, any EP or EH/CAH can submit advance directive documents to the KHIE Advance Directive Project.

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Electronic Laboratory Reporting

902 KAR 2:020

Effective October 2016, Kentucky Administrative Regulation 902 KAR 2:020 requires Kentucky health care providers to electronically submit reportable diseases through KHIE to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

In accordance with this state regulation, KHIE will monitor the all-inclusive laboratory feed and automatically forward disease surveillance data to Kentucky NEDSS. 

These requirements aim to simplify hospital responsibilities, ensure ongoing compliance with state regulations, improve timeliness of reporting, reduce manual errors, and prevent inadvertent submission of conditions prohibited from being delivered to Kentucky’s National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS).