FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear joined federal officials Tuesday to announce that Kentucky has achieved a major milestone in its health information exchange efforts with the official launch of the Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE).
Six pilot hospitals and one clinic are participating in the exchange.
“Kentucky is on the cutting edge of the health information exchange movement, and we’re working hard every day to build a statewide, interoperable network of health care providers,” said Beshear.
“I commend the staff at the cabinet for their hard work on this project, and these seven providers for joining the Kentucky Health Information Exchange. This is a positive step toward improving efficiency and accuracy within our health care system and providing better health care to Kentuckians.”
The project, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through its Medicaid Transformation Grant program, allows the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) to begin exchanging information with hospitals and clinics as the first step in creating a statewide network.