(TOPEKA, KANSAS, September 9, 2019) The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) and its subsidiary KAMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) announced today they have completed a secure electronic connection allowing the seamless sharing of data between MinuteClinic, a CVS Health company, and the KHIN/KHS network. The KHIN/KHS network connects over 6,900 health care organizations across the nation with health information exchanges in Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey and South Carolina. The exchanges are supported by the respective state medical societies.
Laura McCrary Ed.D, Executive Director of KHIN and President and CEO of KHS noted, “The transfer of patients’ health records between MinuteClinic health care providers and providers in the KHIN/KHS network is critical to safe and cost-effective patient care. Patients access care at over 1,000 MinuteClinic locations across the country. The new connection allows the secure sharing of immunizations, tests and other care delivered at MinuteClinic with all of the patient’s health care providers. When providers have access to all available patient health information, they can make better informed clinical decisions. We are honored to partner with MinuteClinic on this important initiative.”
“At MinuteClinic, we are focused on providing our patients with access to high quality, safe and effective care grounded in evidence-based medicine that complements the care provided by their primary care provider,” said Sharon Vitti, President MinuteClinic and Senior Vice President, CVS Health. “As a result, being able to securely and seamlessly share patient data with all of a patient’s health care providers helps with the delivery of better coordinated and connected care to improve health outcomes.” For more information about MinuteClinic, visit www.minuteclinic.com.
“As a member of the KHIN/KHS network, CTHealthLink is excited to provide its participating physicians and providers with access to MinuteClinic patient medical record information and clinical data,” said Matt Katz, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Connecticut State Medical Society. “The MinuteClinic data will improve patient care at the point of delivery, whether that’s at a physician’s office, hospital, MinuteClinic or other health care facility.”
About Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN)
KHIN focuses on the improvement of health care quality, coordination and efficiency through the exchange of health information. KHIN is a provider-led, not-for-profit. Its goals are to ensure providers, patients and communities have long-term access to cost-effective, sustainable health information exchange. KHIN encourages and removes barriers so health care providers can focus on quality improvement, patient centered medical home and entrepreneurial strategies that effect local health outcomes. For more information, visit www.khinonline.org.
About KAMMCO Health Solutions
KAMMCO Health Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kansas Health Information Network. It supports physician-led health information exchanges in seven states and offers a suite of health information technology tools to help health professionals share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety. KAMMCO Health Solutions works directly with the state medical associations in New Jersey, Connecticut, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Missouri and Kansas. For more information, visit www.kammcohealthsolutions.com.
CTHealthLink is a physician-led health information network delivered in partnership with the Connecticut State Medical Society and KAMMCO Health Solutions. As a member of the KHIN/KHS network, CTHealthLink provides participating physicians with the tools necessary to: access patient information in a timely, secure manner; improve care coordination and patient safety; increase physician/patient communication; engage patients through an online patient portal; utilize patient panel and population health analytics in a meaningful way; effectively transition to a value-based payment model; and support efforts to meet requirements for MIPS/APMs. For more information, visit www.cthealthlink.com. ###