Sixteen Midwest and Rocky Mountain health information organizations in 14 states, including one each in Kansas and Missouri, have joined in a consortium to address health data exchange challenges across state lines.
The Kansas Health Information Network and Missouri Health Connection are among the groups working to improve the availability, safety and accuracy of computerized patient records shared through health information exchanges.
Different state laws and patient consent policies have emerged as barriers to electronic information sharing. Consortium members have a signed a charter indicating a willingness to collaborate on breaking down these barriers, participants said.
Additional groups are welcome to join the consortium by calling Jeff Messer at 720-285-3271.
Diane Stafford, The Star