Fort Wayne, Ind. – February 28, 2013 – The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), the health information organization providing technology infrastructure for electronic medical record sharing for the entire state of Kansas, has selected NoMoreClipboard to configure and deploy a personal health record (PHR) that will connect patients and clinicians and improve care coordination for more than 2.7 million people in the state.
“We selected NoMoreClipboard as part of a detailed RFP process,” said KHIN Executive Director, Laura McCrary, Ed.D. “Their written response to our RFP document was top-notch, their references were exceptional and we were impressed with their experience and willingness to help Kansas health care providers communicate more effectively with their patients. Most importantly, NoMoreClipboard has experience with health information sharing across providers. The company is willing to work through the challenges associated with implementing the first statewide (and national) personal health record populated with real-time data from KHIN’s health information network.”
McCrary added, “This is great news for Kansas patients. They will benefit by having all of their health information in one location. A list of medications, allergies, procedures, lab results and health conditions will be available to them when the KHIN PHR is fully deployed in 2014. For the first time, Kansas patients will also be able to securely and electronically communicate with all of their health care providers, view and share their visit summaries and obtain relevant educational information using their computers and smartphones. For Kansas providers, this partnership will help them meet the patient engagement meaningful use requirements necessary to receive Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. This is a huge step forward for healthcare in Kansas.”
“We are gratified that KHIN has elected to partner with us to advance electronic patient engagement in Kansas, given their reputation as a national health information exchange (HIE) leader,” said NoMoreClipboard president, Jeff Donnell. “Based on learning’s from our ONC Challenge Grant work with HIEs in Indiana, we have advised KHIN to employ a phased approach that focuses first on connecting patients and helping Kansas healthcare providers comply with meaningful use stage two requirements. We will integrate tightly with KHIN’s HIE infrastructure – using Direct protocols – to enable consumers in Kansas to access and share their health information.”
“Our intent is to roll out the KHIN personal health record this summer, and we will continue to add capability as Kansas patients and providers become more comfortable with sharing data electronically,” added McCrary. “Our patient population will benefit from the choice of NoMoreClipboard, as this solution includes functionality that will help Kansas residents organize and manage their health information and access it anywhere using a secure connection.”
KHIN’s mission is to improve health care quality, coordination and efficiency through the exchange of health information at the point of care utilizing a secure electronic network provided by a collaboration of health care organizations. KHIN is a provider led, not for profit. It draws users from a broad geographical area (85,000 square miles) and aligns with state data sources to support cost effective delivery of services. It supports and integrates with community and medical trading area efforts 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. KHIN supports providers in meeting Meaningful Use requirements and removes barriers so communities and regions can focus on quality improvement, patient centered medical homes and entrepreneurial strategies that improve local health outcomes.
NoMoreClipboard is a leader in electronic patient engagement, connecting consumers and clinicians to improve communication and foster collaboration. NoMoreClipboard gives consumers portable, interoperable personal health records to access, manage and share health information. Provider solutions include branded patient portals designed to integrate with clinical workflow, enhance efficiency and contribute to improved patient outcomes. Visit www.NoMoreClipboard.com for more information.