KHIN News

New Military Health System Collaboration with KHIN To Deliver Critical Health Information Across the Globe

On August 30, the Military Health System (MHS) added the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) to its increasing health information exchange...

State Medical Societies Collaborate to Impact Healthcare Disparities Through Utilization of Health Information Exchange Data

Seven state medical societies announced the creation of the Health Equity Network for Change (HENC) which is focused on improving the health status of medically...

KHIN is the Solution to #killthefax

In medical facilities throughout the country, physicians, nurses, and staff are placing medical records in a tray, dialing a number...

Study Published in Applied Clinical Informatics Based on Kansas Health Information Network Data

Applied Clinical Informatics recently published “Using Clinical Data Standards to Measure Quality: A New Approach,” a peer reviewed article based on a study utilizing data from the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), one of the largest health information exchanges in the nation with over 10,000 providers and almost 6 million patients.

Fax machines can be hacked to breach a network, using only its number

While CMS Administrator Seema Verma called for the end of fax machine use by 2020, new Check Point research found a hacker could steal data from a flaw in the fax protocol.

CMS: Providers Should Get Rid of Fax Machines by 2020

As part of a larger strategy to encourage interoperable systems, Verma said that providers will experience reimbursement reductions if they don’t provide patients...

A Letter to Doctors from CMS Administrator Seema Verma

Thank you for the difference you make in your patients’ lives. Many of our nation’s best and brightest students go into medicine...

Using Clinical Data Standards to Measure Quality: A New Approach

The purpose of quality measurement is to evaluate the care quality delivered to the patient.

Return on Investment for Health Information Exchange Participation

What is the return on investment (ROI) for participating in a health information exchange (HIE)? 

Easier Medical Record Access Is Key to Ideal Patient Journey

A chief medical information officer suggests that giving people easier access to their medical information is one way to improve the patient experience.

What are Potential Benefits, Challenges of HIE Use?

The push for nationwide interoperability and improved health data exchange have increased HIE use, which can create advantages and difficulties for providers.

Community HIEs outperform enterprise exchanges in savings and healthcare utilization, study finds

New research found that community HIEs produce better results when it comes to reducing both costs and the use of unnecessary services.

Docs tell CMS that they need relief from MIPS reporting

In a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the organizations call for the agency to reduce the quality measure reporting period for MIPS...

With TEFCA Looming, HIE Leaders Discuss Changing Business Models

Regional health information exchanges are not an endangered species. That was the message from a panel of HIE leaders at the 2018 State Healthcare IT...

Electronic access to patient info a struggle, physician survey finds

Making sure providers have up-to-date and comparative information about drug prices and insurance coverage could help to rein in U.S. drug costs...

Newman Regional Health Providers Improve Care and Revenue Using KHIN and PTN

Newman Regional Health (NRH), a 25-bed critical access hospital in Emporia, understands the benefits derived from a collaborative working relationship with the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN).

Do Apple's recent hospital deals signal industry shakeup ahead?

Obama-era officials David Blumenthal and Aneesh Chopra say yes.

HIMSS18 cybersecurity recap: Threat sharing and the need for boardroom priority

From Google to NIH, the message was clear at the annual health IT conference: Hospitals need to make cybersecurity a budget priority and tackle security as a team.

Health Plan Leaders Discuss HIE Data and the Value Proposition for Payers

As health information exchange (HIE) organizations continue to evolve, HIE leaders are focused on expanding services and providing data analytics and business...

Demonstrating the Value of the Health Information Exchange through Qualitative Research

Executives share groundbreaking research on the use of longitudinal patient information to improve quality reporting at HIMSS 2018

Health Data Exchange, Interoperability Major HIMSS18 Focal Points

The HIMSS18 Conference and Exhibition is set to help healthcare professionals tackle serious challenges related to health data exchange and interoperability

A guide to revenue cycle education at HIMSS18

The revenue cycle is changing as hospitals look to adapt financial services, tech-wise, and here are some sessions happening at HIMSS18 to learn best practices.

 

Physicians Leaving Profession Over EHRs

Until recently, most doctors created their own workflows and utilized only the technology they were comfortable using.

KHIN and KDHE Collaborate to Distribute Over $4 Million In Support of Statewide HIE Participation

Striving to achieve a collaborative healthcare system in Kansas, the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) and the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) distributed more than $4 Million in 2016-17.

KaMMCO’s New QCDR Approval Eases CMS Quality Reporting Burden for Physicians

Physicians and clinicians in Kansas and across the nation have a trusted choice when reporting key components of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

eClinicalworks to Show off Precision Medicine, AI Features for EHR at HIMSS18

The cloud-based electronic health record vendor will be showing new features and functionalities that CEO Girish Navani says make the software smarter so it helps doctors.

Technology with Behavioral Insight Data Can Improve Outcomes for Patients

Penn Medicine’s David Asch, MD, believes there are good examples in the retail market that can be applied to healthcare.

How your health care will be reshaped in 2018

Let's take a step back from the minute-by-minute onslaught and take stock more broadly of the big, overarching trends that will animate this year in health policy.

When It Comes To Sharing Patient Information, Can You Do it Securely?

The healthcare IT systems used to collect, store and share confidential patient information are under constant attack.

Three Areas Cited as Places to Start Future-Proofing for Precision Medicine

HIMSS Analytics survey indicates focus on Infrastructure, funding and human capital.

Diameter Health Achieves NCQA Certification for All 2017 eMeasures

The NCQA eMeasure certification program is designed for companies that develop quality-measure reporting software that calculates quality measures using electronic clinical data.

KHS to Deliver Statewide HIE, Analytics, and Patient Engagement Tools in Seven States

Physicians and healthcare professionals nationwide are in the midst of unparalleled industry transformation. Successful adoption of the new performance-based delivery and payment models...

Cybersecurity: Design Systems Around Employee Workflows

Marin General has seen a 50 percent reduction in system vulnerabilities and 100 percent participation in staff security awareness efforts -- just by building a system designed for the humans who use it.

Program to Collect Data from Fitbit Wearables

The program will distribute Fitbit devices to a representative sample of All of Us participants for a one-year study to determine its use on a larger scale in the program.

EHR Fatigue Has Frustrated Doctors Looking to Cut Clinical Hours

New AMA report finds the weight of technology and administrative burdens is creeping into time physicians need for patient care.

eClinicalWorks Helps Providers Coordinate Care Across Practices to Improve Patient Safety

The goal of the organization is to improve care for individual Medicare Fee-for-Service patients and the community while keeping health costs in mind.

What’s Going on During National Health IT Week?

From October 2 through October 6, stakeholders — including Congress, the Administration, nonprofits and providers — reflect on the value of health IT and raise awareness of its significance.

Hurricanes Should Serve as HIE Wake-Up Call

he devastating hurricanes that have brought destruction and death to Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico should serve as a sobering reminder to healthcare providers that disaster can strike at any time.

Researchers say HIEs could save Medicare billions each year

An analysis of Medicare spending shows notable savings in areas of the country that have an operational health information exchange (HIE).

Essential Elements for a Hacker-Proof Healthcare Cybersecurity Strategy

Strategic objective, strict vendor scrutiny and board involvement, just a few cybersecurity crucial points according to experts

Hospital Impact – To Improve Patient Engagement, Leverage the Power of Digital Content

Patients engaged in medical care may lead to improved health, better experience with physician or facility

"Patients’ perception of care trending up ‘across the board," says Press Ganey CMO Thomas Lee

Healthcare quality improvements working, patients perception of care improving too

Study: 9 in 10 Hospitals, Health Systems Making Major Patient Engagement Investments

Digital patient engagement tools helps engage, educate and empower patients, family members

BREAKING: CMS releases Quality Payment Program proposed rule for 2018

Estimated nearly two-thirds eligible Medicare clinicians will be exempt from MIPS in 2018

Digital health has hit an inflection point, says famed investor Mary Meeker

Healthcare is on the cusp of faster innovation cycles which will improve care delivery.

Roadmap To Cost Savings By Improving Care Variation

Healthcare providers can reduce wasteful spending by following common clinical based guidelines

Underserved populations benefit from health technology, innovation

Information technology showing great promise in reducing disparities in underserved populations.

New CMS Proposed Rule to Reduce Hospital EHR Data Reporting

New CMS proposed rule intended to reduce hospital eCQM reporting requirements

As care transitions are more critical, good tech is essential

Technology has created a new era of care transition, empowering the post-acute sector.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2017: Moving Learning Health System from Concept to Reality

The potential of big data is starting to become a reality at some of the leading health systems in the country.

Analytics Dashboard Demonstrations Offered to KHIN Members

Kansas healthcare professionals will have their first opportunity to attend a demonstration of KaMMCO Health Solutions’ (KHS) innovative suite of analytic products and services on January 24 or January 25. Attendees will discover the resources they will need as they transition to the new era of Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and other Alternative Payment Models (APMs) related to MACRA.
 

Equipping Physicians for the Shift to Quality Payment Programs: Employing data analytics to empower physicians and enhance patient care

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KaMMCO Health Solutions Introduces Analytic Tools to Support Physicians, Hospitals in Transition to New CMS Payment Models

Thousands of healthcare providers across the country ring in 2017 facing new challenges in meeting CMS' Quality Payment Program expectations in transitioning to a higher quality patient-centered care model. Thanks to KaMMCO Health Solutions, healthcare providers subscribing to a newly released analytic tool will be well-positioned to access patients' longitudinal medical records and use the information to favorably impact patients' care and community health.