Information Technology Making a Difference in Statewide Healthcare

By 17 on 10/17/2019 7:17 AM

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Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center was recognized by The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) with the presentation of the KHIE Making a Difference Award at their 2019 eHealth Summit in Lexington.
This was in appreciation of the commitment and dedication shown over the years, and particularly over the last several months, while KHIE was transitioning to a new technology platform that was unveiled during the conference.
The new platform offers additional functionality that is available for healthcare providers across the Commonwealth to allow access to data when and where it’s needed. It features an event notification system where healthcare providers can be notified of specific healthcare events for specific patients. Over 100 hospitals and approximately 2,500 ambulatory healthcare sites are connected through KHIE and will have access to the new platform. The system is designed to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care.
“We have a long-standing relationship with KHIE and were ready to assist KHIE with the testing of the new platform,” said Rockcastle Regional Information Technology (IT) Director Maleigha Amyx. “It will make a tremendous difference in reducing communication barriers for physicians who are providing shared treatment for patients across the state.
Rockcastle Regional’s IT team provided integral support for the testing phase of the new platform, specifically in proving concept for some of the new functionality KHIE will be rolling out.
“KHIE is thankful and appreciative of the continued participation and unwavering support Rockcastle Regional hospital has demonstrated,” said KHIE Deputy Executive Director Andrew Bledsoe during the award presentation. “We look forward to continuing the partnership with Rockcastle Regional Hospital, a real leader in implementing the latest health information technology and interoperability.”
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