Know the socioeconomic conditions that influence your patient's health. KHIE makes SDoH data from more than 14,000 provider, payer, and community-based organizations across the state available through a partnership with kynect resources, a community resource web portal.
With access to the ePartnerViewer, you can be informed of social determinants that affect your patient's health. KHIE has developed its own Standardizing Data tool that aligns data found in ICD-10 and LOINC codes to the Kentucky Needs Assessment (KNA), a tool used by kynect resources. As patient data is determined to be critical, important or stable, the pertinent social health needs will be indicated and displayed in the ePartnerViewer.
KHIE is excited to announce new functionality available in the ePartnerViewer!
As a result of the new integration with kynect resources, KHIE now offers a direct link to kynect resources that enables users to create referrals to much needed community resources.
The topic of addressing social determinants of health (SDoH) has played a crucial role in the development of this new functionality in the ePartnerViewer. KHIE has already been collecting SDoH details from ICD and LOINC coding as well as sharing kynect resources' SDoH assessment results. The new integration with kynect resources enables us to continue the quest to improve health and reduce health disparities for Kentuckians.
We would like to encourage you to use the new link whenever a patient needs additional support programs or services. kynect resources, part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' kynect brand, is in partnership with the United Way of Kentucky, kynect resources offers over 14,000 community-based organizations across the Commonwealth. These organizations provide services that help Kentuckians during challenging times, with needs like food insecurity, transportation needs, housing concerns, health, education and much more.
If you are not familiar with kynect resources, please take a few minutes to learn about the services offered by visiting kynect.ky.gov/resources. These services are valuable resources to your patients.
While anyone can use kynect resources to find help, to access the referral tools and view resident information, organizations must complete the onboarding process to ensure information is protected and accessed appropriately. More information about onboarding is provided here.