The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) mission is to improve health care quality, coordination and efficiency through the exchange of health information at the point of care utilizing a secure electronic network provided by a collaboration of health care organizations.
The KHIN objectives are:
1.Ensure that the core focus of the Health Information Exchange (HIE) is on protecting patient privacy while improving patient care coordination and quality;
2.Ensure that the costs of operating the HIE are fairly and appropriately shared by all stakeholders and structured to minimize barriers to participation by all providers;
3.Ensure that the health information exchange is available to and serves the needs of providers and patients, especially in rural and medically underserved areas of the state;
4.Achieve efficiencies of scale in the purchase and implementation of the core technology infrastructure required by a health information exchange; and
5.Capitalize on the unique strengths that local communities and regions bring to the HIE and ensure that individual regions or communities have the decision-making authority to address local or regional health-care initiatives.
For more information visit www.khinonline.org.