Institute for Health Technology Transformation Announces Health Information Exchange Webinar with Kansas Health Information Network and ICA

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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation has announced a webinar entitled “Finding Success in a Large and Diverse Multi-State HIE” that will take place June 22, 2011 at 1:00pm EST.

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Our challenge of linking this large population requires health information exchange functionality that integrates with disparate EMR/EHR systems and provides the correct clinical data at the point-of-care.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation has announced a webinar entitled “Finding Success in a Large and Diverse Multi-State HIE” that will take place June 22, 2011 at 1:00pm EST.

The webinar will feature Laura McCrary, Ed.D, Executive Director, Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), and Heather Boyle-Townsend, Client Relations Director, ICA. Dr. McCrary and Ms. Boyle-Townsend will provide a high-level overview of the KHIN project discussing how this model works well for both urban and rural communities and how it is bringing this community model to all participants, not just to hospitals.

In order to register for this complimentary webinar, please visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/988873546

This client case study will also discuss how KHIN defines a community as well as the challenges of linking both urban and rural settings with their implicit differences. Kansas has more critical access hospitals than any other state in the U.S., and Dr. McCrary and Ms. Boyle-Townsend will share how this model can be replicated elsewhere in the country.

“KHIN provides services to all of Kansas and portions of northwest Missouri encompassing large urban and rural areas,” said Laura McCrary. “KHIN’s goal is to connect 80% of healthcare providers in the service area including 163 hospitals, 4500 physicians, 100 public health departments, 40 community mental health centers and 400 long term care facilities. Our challenge of linking this large population requires health information exchange functionality that integrates with disparate EMR/EHR systems and provides the correct clinical data at the point-of-care. ICA’s CareAlign® was the tool we needed to accomplish this complex task.”

About The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN)

KHIN’s mission is to operate and maintain a health information exchange technology services organization. It draws users from a broad geographical area that encompasses a multi-state region and aligns with state designated health information exchanges to support cost effective delivery of services. It supports and integrates with community health information exchanges to drive care coordination and workflow changes creating a climate to encourage innovation. Its goals are to ensure providers, patients and communities have long-term access to cost effective, sustainable health information exchange aligned with costs distributed across a broad user base. It also encourages and removes barriers so community exchanges can focus on innovation and entrepreneurial strategies that effect local health outcomes.

About Informatics Corporation of America (ICA):

Informatics Corporation of America (ICA) was established to take innovative technology developed by Vanderbilt Medical Center to the broader healthcare market, and now delivers a comprehensive HIE solution to hospitals, IDNs, communities and states. Unmatched in its ability to yield cost efficiency, improved patient care, and better outcomes, ICA’s CareAlign™ solution captures complete data to enhance the decision-making process. The CareAlign™clinical intelligence engine empowers HIEs to leverage existing core systems and construct a longitudinal patient record. CareAlign™ also features provider/patient portals, secure clinical communication, NHIN compliant interoperability, EHR-lite and population management tools. Visit http://www.icainformatics.com; follow us on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com; and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation:

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. http://www.ihealthtran.com

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