E-Health Advisory Council
The E-Health Advisory Council was newly developed with the Governor’s office to guide the continued development of Kansas E-Health initiatives based on the final recommendations of the Health Information Technology Exchange (HIT/HIE).
Beginning in the Fall of 2005, efforts were initiated by Governor Kathleen Sebelius and key stakeholders across Kansas to develop a vision and initial strategy promoting the adoption of health information technology (HIT) and health information exchange (HIE). Funding for the HIT/HIE Policy Initiative was provided by the Sunflower Foundation, the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation, and the Division of Health Care Finance.
Since that time, significant progress has been made with contributions from Kansas health care leaders across the state on developing infrastructure that will enable health information exchange in our state. This statewide effort resulted in specific recommendations regarding clinical, financial, technical, privacy and security, and governance aspects of health information exchange. Seven core recommendations were developed to drive the implementation of an HIT and HIE plan for the State of Kansas.
New upcoming meetings will be announced soon.