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1 FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Project Chris Tilden, KDHE Ryan Spaulding, KUMC

2 Background State of Kansas is consolidating network infrastructures Kan-ed and KanWin will become a single IT solution for Kansas Network “core” with 1,200 connected facilities Kan-ed and KanWin will remain as organizations and provide their unique services

3 FCC Pilot Project Spring 2007, FCC pilot proposal submitted Included participants from Kan-ed, KDHE, KHA, KHPA and KUMC Proposed to expand health care network in Kansas and support cost Also proposed to connect to National Health Information Network (NHIN) Pilot project was awarded in December 2007

4 Kansas Health Care Network Tentatively named Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN) Will reside as private layer (VPN) on new state network Local connections will be supported by FCC funding

5 KHIN Connections Current Kan-ed connected hospitals will transition to KHIN in coming months Costs will be supported by FCC Will continue to be Kan-ed members Other hospitals will be eligible to receive a KHIN connection All participating hospitals will provide a letter of agency (LOA)

6 KHIN Benefits No cost for local connection (T1) Connected to NHIN Connected to Internet2 Private, reliable network for health care activities Telemedicine Health Information Exchange (HIE) Access to other emerging health technologies

7 Long Term Goals of FCC Project Provide efficient, high quality health care Extend state funding Assist with state network consolidation Expand health care network Complement state-supported H4C and HIE initiatives Ensure long-term success of health networking in Kansas

8 Contact Information Karen Braman, (785) , Jennifer Findley, (785) Ext. 126, Jerry Huff, (785) , Hareesh Mavoori, (785) , Ryan Spaulding, (913) , Randy Stout, (785) , Chris Tilden, (785) ,


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