After Months-Long Impasse, Kansas HIEs to Connect

Kansas' two largest health information exchange networks have agreed to connect following a months-long dispute over how patient data can be used by members of the other network.

The agreement between the Lewis And Clark Health Information Exchange, which primarily serves providers in the Kansas City area, and the Kansas Health Information Network, which serves providers throughout the rest of the state, is a step towards a unified statewide HIE.

"We were able to agree on a definition of treatment that significantly limited the use of KHIN's data by LACIE or LACIE members," said Laura McCrary, CEO of KHIN, and the two networks should be connected by the end of the year, according to a Kansas Health Institute report.

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