The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) is planning todispatch a first-of-its-kind HIE-based patient portal for all individuals from the statewide system, reports the Wichita Eagle. Rather than association with a primary care physician's electronic health record, the portal will draw together all accessible information through the health information exchange (HIE) systems, and will likewise enable patients to transfer their very own data to the record.
"The motive is to truly enable patients to turn out to be better engaged with their health care data," says KHIN Executive Director Laura McCrary. "If they don't have a spot where they can see the majority of their health information, it makes it difficult to be locked in on if you don't have the foggiest idea about your present rundown of medications or the consequences of your last test or your current diagnosis." KHIN has passed one million patients associated with the network, spread more than 300 Kansas providers.
Further, giving a valuable administration to patients, those providers will get an additional edge heading into Stage 2 of meaningful use, which requires 5% of patients to get to their own information on the web. When a patient sees his/her record through the KHIN portal, the visit will tally towards the insights of each and every supplier he/she is effectively utilizing, McCrary says. Patients can likewise safely email their providers to pose inquiries or schedule appointments.
"With their well built roles and connections as health information aggregators and integrators, HIEs are ready to go into the condition, providing value to both two consumers and providers," says JeffDonnell, President of NoMoreClipboard, which serves as the power to the KHIN portal. "HIEs are outfitted to integrate with whatever systems and technologies their providers as of now use, and they can aggregate and distribute health data from different sources directly to consumers in an standard data format"
Clients will likewise have the option to transfer data generated by patients, for example, exercise and diet information and over-the-counter medicine records, just as records from providers who may not be partaking in the HIE. Patient-generated data stands as a speculative piece of meaningful use Stage 3 necessity for significant use, and is ending up increasingly well known with patients who use mHealth applications and personal tracking beacons to monitor their health.
KHIN will likewise be handling the issue of putting away pictures online sooner rather than later. X-rays and other imaging studies can gobble up server space at a quicker rate, and the HIE is looking for a prudent method to give picture sharing usefulness without copying documents onto CDs. Rather, KHIN is examining approaches to streamline cloud-based access to the data for providers requiring visual verification of the documents. "If there's an approach to make it accessible continuously to providers and patients and an approach to store it in a manner that doesn't occupy so much room, we're searching for an organization to do those things," McCrary said.
The portal will be accessible for free to Kansas patients, and access to the system is incorporated into the expenses provider members already pay to take part in the HIE. McCrary trusts the portal will go live within the next month.