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CSMS, KHS Partner on Physician-Led Health Information Network for Connecticut

In support of its mission to improve the quality of care and safeguard the health of patients, the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) is pleased to announce a new partnership with KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS, Topeka, KS) to establish a statewide, physician-led health information network.

This new health information network, also known as a health information exchange, will allow connected physicians, hospitals and other providers to share patient information, employing powerful analytic tools designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety. A launch of the new CSMS-endorsed entity is anticipated late summer 2017. By providing interoperability and development of actionable intelligence through analytics, the health information network will provide physicians with the tools to succeed in the new performance-based healthcare delivery and payment models.

“Connecticut physicians have been waiting for some time to have a functioning interoperable system,” said CSMS President Jeffrey A. Gordon, MD. “We know that the electronic exchange of medical information improves health outcomes by giving physicians the right information at the right time. Care is better when we are connected.”

“By partnering with KHS, we benefit from a proven model developed by Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), as well as the analytics tools developed based upon input and feedback from a pilot group of physicians and hospitals. Tools such as these benefit patients at the point of care, and support physicians and other healthcare professionals transitioning to the MIPS era under the MACRA law,” said CSMS Executive Vice President and CEO, Matthew Katz.

KHS President and CEO Kurt Scott shared, “We are honored to partner with CSMS to develop this health information network and provide integral business intelligence tools to the health care community of Connecticut. Two organizations with health care provider advocacy at their very core will be collaborating to build a dynamic network of health care solutions.”

For more information, visit www.kammcohealthsolutions.com.