Health Exchanges Align to Take on Health Inequality

Health Information Networks

Kate Monica, EHR Intelligence reports that Medical societies in seven states recently teamed up with KAMMCO Health Solutions to launch a new initiative leveraging health data exchange capabilities and data analytics to reduce health disparities across patient populations. The Health Equity Network for Change (HENC) will utilize patient health data from the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN), CTHealthLink, and five other physician-led HIEs to assess and reduce health disparities across the country. The focus of the HENC initiative is to improve patient health outcomes and health statuses of medically-underserved populations. “Physicians across the nation are increasingly concerned about health disparities,” said HENC Chairman M. Natalie Achong, MD. “To address this, HENC brings leading physicians together to examine trends in health disparity data.”