Perhaps it is a case of could-have-been. Gary Schneider, the technology expert who was set to lead Kansas' marketplace development until Gov. Brownback opted against it, left instead for Colorado. In Colorado, so far, things are going smoothly with its marketplace, Schneider said.
| Apr. 15, 2014 |
Members of a council that is advising the state on how to govern the digital exchange of patient health information met again to talk about ways to regulate the so-called "secondary use" of the data. As more medical providers feed their patient information to the two exchange networks operating in the state, the network managers are expected to receive more requests for access to the data from researchers, marketers, drug companies and others.
| Mar. 25, 2014 |
The Government Accountability Office has issued a report taking to task the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the agency's failure to set priorities and milestones for implementing the national exchange of digital patient records.
| Feb. 19, 2014 |
A new, multi-state group is being formed to tackle issues facing health information exchange organizations. The Mid States Consortium of Health Information Organizations will begin its work with 19 member organizations, including the Kansas Health Information Network.
| Feb. 18, 2014 |
Members of a new advisory council for the state's health information exchange said it was urgent to start work on policies to ensure the privacy of patient information and to determine who will have access to the data generated by the digital exchange.
| Feb. 12, 2014 |
Two regional health information exchanges, The Tiger Institute Health Alliance and the Lewis and Clark Information Exchange, are now securely sharing electronic medical records, officials say.
| Jul. 21, 2014 |
Direct marketing food to customers is proving to be a boon for members of a western Kansas producers' cooperative that has seen strong sales growth. "For one thing, it has made it possible for my nephew to come back to the farm," said Chris Schmidt, a Rawlins County farmer who grows 2,000 acres of commodity grain but also is selling direct to online customers.
| Jul. 25, 2014 |
Kansas welfare officials said they have suspended placing foster children with TFI, pending investigation of the death Thursday of an infant left in a hot car in Wichita.
| Jul. 24, 2014 |
The 2010 Affordable Care Act required that insurers spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars collected on medical care for policyholders. Those that fail to meet the threshold are obliged to pay refunds.
| Jul. 22, 2014 |
Change is coming to the way donated livers are allocated in the United States, and Richard Gilroy, a hepatologist and medical director of transplantation at the University of Kansas Hospital, said that's not good news for those on waiting lists in Kansas and Missouri.
| Jul. 24, 2014 |
Safety net clinics like Kansas City CARE are adapting from serving uninsured patients to those who recently acquired coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
| Jul. 24, 2014 |
Kansas welfare officials say they will use more than $600,000 in grants from two nonprofit groups to launch a program aimed at getting parents to pay down child support debts.
| May. 22, 2014 |
A new policy aims to do away with smoking in city-owned housing, but many residents are not pleased.
| Jul. 16, 2014 |
The move was prompted in part by a foster parents' bill of rights proposed earlier this year during the legislative session.
| Jul. 02, 2014 |
The report examined the experiences of two public nonprofits with dental therapists - one in Alaska and another in Minnesota - and a telehealth project in California.
| Jun. 09, 2014 |
In April, there were 6,156 children in the state's foster care system. That’s 356 more children than in April 2013, and 872 more than two years earlier.
| Jun. 26, 2014 |
The tool, developed about two years ago by TFI Family Services, a Topeka-based charity, is being marketed by Foster Care Technologies, a for-profit partnership between TFI and the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas.
| Jul. 08, 2013 |
Kansas policymakers seem to be at the forefront of a controversial national movement to make it more difficult for people to qualify for a federal program that helps more than 46 million low-income Americans — including more than 300,000 Kansans — buy groceries.
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