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. 14, 2014 |
Three years ago, breastfeeding coalitions throughout the state joined the Kansas Hospital Association and the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund in launching High 5 for Mom and Baby, an ongoing campaign aimed at helping hospitals adopt five principles that have been found to increase breastfeeding rates.
| Jun. 10, 2010 |
State employees who use Walgreens to fill their prescriptions will soon have to find another pharmacy.
| Mar. 28, 2013 |
The Kansas Board of Pharmacy approved a plan to connect the state's prescription drug monitoring program with LACIE — one of the two Kansas networks for exchanging patient health information. Members expressed frustration with attempts to connect with the other network, KHIN.
| Jul. 07, 2014 |
The Kansas Health Institute has released its Annual Insurance Update, providing an in-depth look at insurance coverage in the Sunflower State. The report examines public and private insurance coverage using data from the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS).
| Jul. 22, 2014 |
A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington ruled that subsidies may not be offered in the federal health exchange. But the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals later offered its own decision, upholding the subsidies.
| May. 21, 2013 |
During debate on the Farm Bill, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts unsuccessfully proposed reducing food stamp spending by 4 percent. The Kansas Republican's motion failed, 40-58, in the Democratically controlled U.S. Senate.
| Jul. 16, 2014 |
The move was prompted in part by a foster parents' bill of rights proposed earlier this year during the legislative session.
| May. 22, 2014 |
A new policy aims to do away with smoking in city-owned housing, but many residents are not pleased.
| 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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