Governor Brownback has signed a bill incorporating the Kansas Health Information and Technology (KHIT) Act.
The primary objective of KHIT is to transfer the responsibilities currently required of KHIE to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KHIT, along with the transfer of responsibilities, will become effective July 1, 2013.
KHIE responsibilities transferring to KDHE are to:
- create certification criteria for health information exchanges;
- promulgate, publish and enforce policies related to the electronic exchange of health information in Kansas;
- monitor the operations of those organizations that provide health information exchange services in Kansas;
- provide a means by which an individual may elect to restrict access to his/her electronic health information stored in the exchange; and
- provide a means by which an individual may inquire or complain about health information exchange in Kansas.