Health information network to launch patient portal

The Kansas Health Information Network, a Wichita,KS-based HIE, will launch a patient portal that will sit on top of the exchange and aggregate patient information from across all participating facilities so that patients can see all of their information on a single portal and can add their own self-reported information to be included in the exchange.

As its Farm Campus opens, Epic Systems prepares for even more workers

A local paper covers Epic’s recently completed expansion, which brings 1,000 new offices to the Verona campus in the form of an “Iconic Wisconsin” inspired farmhouse. Construction workers are also wrapping up on the 11,000 person auditorium being created on the northern edge of the campus.

Open Source EHR Developers to Hold Second Summit

The Second Annual Open Source EHR Summit will be held next month, where developers and business executives will meet to address shortcomings identified in a recent study which found that implementing open source EHRs typically costs 30-60 percent less than a commercial solution, but that implementation is still limited due to the cost of modification, training, and a lack of internal expertise.

Sidney Health Center announces agreement to provide patients with electronic medical records

25-bed Sidney Health Center (MT) has partnered with Sioux Falls, SD-based Stanford Health in an arrangement that will allow Sidney to implement Stanford’s Epic EHR. Sidney will continue to operate as a community-owned critical access hospital.

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Source: Morning Headlines 8/12/13