Two Largest Kansas Health Systems Connect via HIE

Successful Exchange of Clinical Information

Two KHIN early adopter sites in Wichita, Kansas, Via Christi Health Systems and HCA Wesley, transferred clinical data into the KHIN Production Environment during the week of August 3 – August 10, 2012. This successful exchange ensures that vital clinical information on shared patients was exchanged between the two largest health systems in Kansas and other KHIN participants.   

During the weeks prior to clinical data exchange, the two sites completed user acceptance testing with KHIN, verifying that its patient data was coming into the KHIN production environment correctly.  The implementation supported interoperability across all certified EHR vendors while accommodating individual patient privacy preferences. Access to and sharing of this patient data will improve patient safety and patient health outcomes for Kansans.

KHIN is a statewide health information exchange (HIE) initiative that includes both densely populated urban as well as rural areas in Kansas. The HIE serves all of Kansas including…Continue Reading…