(WIBW) - The future of how your health information might be handled is up for discussion.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has set a meeting of the e-Health Advisory Council for 1 to 5 pm Thursday at the Kansas Health Institute, 212 S.W. Eighth Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka. The meeting is open to the public.
The e-Health Advisory Council is a group of health care stakeholders that is guiding the planning and implementation process of health information exchange in Kansas. The meeting will feature discussions on FastTrack plans. Throughout 2010, the Council will focus on creating the operational and strategic plans.
The primary goal of health information exchange is to allow healthcare providers and stakeholders to share data for coordinating patient care and to support public entities in understanding and improving health goals for the entire population. Every state will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help achieve the national goal of every American having an electronic health record by 2014.
More information is available at www.kanhit.org.