Health Information Exchange - HIE
"The primary goal of health information exchange is to enable healthcare stakeholders to share data for coordinating patient care and to support public entities in achieving their population health goals. More specifically, this process will enable stakeholders to focus on developing medical homes for Kansans and on utilizing the chronic care model to address identified disease conditions." Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Kansas Health Information Technology Exchange Act (KHITE)
The Kansas Health Information Technology and Exchange Act harmonizes Kansas health information laws with federal HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules in preparation for the exchange of confidential clinical information contained in electronic health records. The proposal eliminates a significant barrier to the broad use of technological advancements supporting the appropriate and secure collection, use, and exchange of protected health information. The Act will greatly assist the Kansas Health Information Exchange, Inc., which is charged with overseeing the development of a state wide health information exchange. Concerns about conflicting state and federal privacy laws would have been a major barrier for physicians and hospitals otherwise interested in joining the information exchange.
A Users Guide to the Kansas Health Information and Technology Exchange Act 12.1.11
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE); the state designee for health information technology, is facilitating the creation of strategic and operational plans for a statewide infrastructure for health information exchange (HIE).
Spanish Version of the KHIE NPP Wording and the Notice Poster
Sample NPP - Educational Version Spanish
Sample NPP - Short Version Spanish
The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) is a collaboration of KHA, KMS, and the Wichita Health Information Exchange (WHIE) to provide a common technology platform for all Kansas and western Missouri providers.
The Louis and Clark Information Exchange (LACIE) is wholly owned by Heartland Health System in St Joseph, Missouri. LACIE serves hospitals and providers in a 21 county area of NW Missouri, NE Kansas, and SW Nebraska.
Health Information Exchange in surrounding states: Nebraska Missouri Oklahoma Colorado
If you have questions or need additional information regarding health information technology, please contact Melissa Hungerford, Mary Matzke or Sally Perkins at (785) 233-7436.