The Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) and its subsidiary KAMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) announced they have completed a secure electronic connection allowing the seamless sharing of data between MinuteClinic, a CVS Health company, and the KHIN/KHS network. The KHIN/KHS network connects over 6,900 health care organizations across the nation with health information exchanges in Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey and South Carolina. The exchanges are supported by the respective state medical societies.
Laura McCrary EdD, Executive Director of KHIN and President and CEO of KHS noted, “The transfer of patients’ health records between MinuteClinic health care providers and providers in the KHIN/KHS network is critical to safe and cost-effective patient care. Patients access care at over 1,000 MinuteClinic locations across the country. The new connection allows the secure sharing of immunizations, tests and other care delivered at MinuteClinic with all of the patient’s health care providers. When providers have access to all available patient health information, they can make better informed clinical decisions. We are honored to partner with MinuteClinic on this important initiative.”
“At MinuteClinic, we are focused on providing our patients with access to high quality, safe and effective care grounded in evidence-based medicine that complements the care provided by their primary care provider,” said Sharon Vitti, President MinuteClinic and Senior Vice President, CVS Health. “As a result, being able to securely and seamlessly share patient data with all of a patient’s health care providers helps with the delivery of better coordinated and connected care to improve health outcomes.” For more information about MinuteClinic, visit www.minuteclinic.com.
“As a member of the KHIN/KHS network, CTHealthLink is excited to provide its participating physicians and providers with access to MinuteClinic patient medical record information and clinical data,” said Matt Katz, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Connecticut State Medical Society. “The MinuteClinic data will improve patient care at the point of delivery, whether that’s at a physician’s office, hospital, MinuteClinic or other health care facility.”