For Immediate Release
July 12, 2010

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

Health Information Exchange meeting announced

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the state designee for health information technology, announces a meeting of the e-Health Advisory Council will be held Tuesday, July 13. The meeting will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Kansas Health Institute, Garden Level Conference Room, 8th and VanBuren, and is open to the public. 

The e-Health Advisory Council is a group of health care stakeholders that is guiding the planning and implementation process of health information exchange in Kansas. Throughout 2010, the Council will focus on creating the operational and strategic plans. 

The primary goal of health information exchange is to allow healthcare providers and stakeholders to share data for coordinating patient care and to support public entities in understanding and improving health goals for the entire population. Every state will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help achieve the national goal of every American having an electronic health record by 2014.

An agenda is available online at www.kanhit.org.