Case Study "Meeting Meaningful Use Requirements Using HIE"
This presentation will provide an overview of health information exchange in Kansas including a description of how the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) is helping Kansas providers meet Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements that are necessary to receive Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. It will include a live demonstration of the health information exchange and a question and answer session.
KHIN provides health information exchange services to all health care providers in Kansas. The KHIN network allows health care providers to share health information at the point of care. Health data includes current diagnosis, medications, allergies, lab results, procedures, immunizations, visit history and summary of care documents.
In August 2012, Via Christi Health Systems and HCA Wesley became the first Kansas health care organizations to share health data. Just 10 months later, 42 Kansas health care systems are live sharing data including all of the largest health systems in Kansas. Nineteen others are actively testing data and 3200 providers have the ability to exchange secure messages. KHIN members can now access information on almost 900,000 Kansas patients, electronically send immunizations to the state registry, electronically send syndromic surveillance data to the CDC and securely communicate with other health care providers through the DIRECT protocols which comply with all HIPAA regulations. Soon, KHIN members will be able to provide a personal health record (PHR) to all of their patients.
∙ Understand the basic principles of health information exchange through a case study of the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN).
∙ Understand the role of health information exchange in meeting Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements.
∙ Describe how health information exchange can facilitate population health and patient engagement.