Saint Luke’s Health System, a faith-based, not-for-profit health system with a significant presence in Kansas and Missouri announced this week it is the newest addition to the list of healthcare participants now sending and receiving patient data through the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN). Saint Luke’s Health System includes 16 hospitals and campuses, several primary and specialty care practices, inpatient and outpatient care, home care and hospice, and a life care senior living community.
Saint Luke decided to join the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) health information organization due to KHIN’s success as one of the longest-established HIE’s in the country and its association with the KAMMCO Network. Currently working with six other physician-led state HIEs, the KAMMCO network includes SHINE of Missouri, an HIE delivered in partnership with the Missouri State Medical Association.
Benef of Joining KHIN Health Information Exchange
The seamless transfer of patients’ health records among physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers reduces treatment delays, enhances clinical decision making, and improves care coordination. KHIN provides a longitudinal medical record that is electronically updated in near real-time. As patients move between healthcare providers, their medical records are electronically available to their physicians. As well, patients are empowered by having access to the same information through a free personal health record
“KHIN provides support for organizations tasked with connecting providers and patients, and we look forward to working with them as we provide the highest quality healthcare to our patients in Kansas and Missouri,” said Debe Gash, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for Saint Luke’s Health System.