The Wichita Health Information Exchange and three other groups announced today that they will collaborate to develop a statewide health information exchange.
The other groups are the Kansas Medical Society, the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas City Bi-State Health Information Exchange.
A health information exchange would allow hospitals, medical practices, labs and pharmacies to tap into a central source of information about patients, such as what tests they'd had or what medications they'd been prescribed. That could decrease errors and increase efficiency.
The four groups will work with the eHealth Advisory Council, a state group working to create a framework for exchanges.
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