Scheduled the first Wednesday of the month, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, at the Capitol Annex
Ke-HN will be considered successful, if (by 2020) we have healthier Kentuckians through Information Exchange
The Kentucky e-Health Network, a collaboration of the Kentucky e-Health Network Board, Kentucky e-Health Corporation, and Kentucky Healthcare Infrastructure Authority, will support statewide adoption of health information technology and interoperable health information exchange to enhance the health of all citizens.
What is e-Health?
e-Health can be defined as the use of information technology to improve the delivery of health care. This exciting new development in the health care field holds the potential to revolutionize the way patients, physicians, pharmacists and other health professionals interact. Through broader adoption and coordination of more advanced health information technology, the health care system can reduce medical errors by allowing physicians access to complete medical histories, improve patient privacy, limit transactional fees and overhead costs associated with record-keeping and administration and empower patients to play a more active role in their own health.
Kentucky's e-Health legislation was signed into law March 8, 2005 and establishes a vision and process for developing a secure, electronic network to support more accurate, efficient and confidential health information sharing.
The Kentucky e-Health Network and its governing board were established under provisions of the e-Health law to oversee and direct development of ways to use health information technology to improve the health and lives of Kentuckians.
The Kentucky Health Care Infrastructure Authority, comprised of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, will be the research arm for the board and will provide leadership and support to the state's e-health efforts.
More detailed information about Kentucky's e-Health law, KRS 216.261-269, is available through the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.