KDPH is responsible for developing and operating state public health programs and activities for the citizens of Kentucky. The department oversees programs designed to improve the lives of citizens and visitors through prevention of negative health outcomes, promotion of healthy lifestyles and protection from diseases, injury and environmental health impacts. The department has almost 150 different programs to help Kentuckians become healthier in cooperation with its partners such as local health departments, universities, private providers, etc. Some of these programs are listed below.
The mission of the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) is to improve the health and safety of people in Kentucky through prevention, promotion and protection.
To support many of these programs, the department relies on high-quality data to guide decision making at the state and local levels such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Immunization Registry and Office of Vital Statistics.
These are just a handful of the services public health provides every day to support of vision our healthier people and healthier communities.
The department is organized into seven divisions with the Commissioner's Office providing oversight and support for the divisions and programs. The Center for Performance Management, the Office of Health Equity and the Public Health Nursing Office are located in the Commissioner's Office. More information about each division can be found on the links at the left of this page.
Kentucky Health Information Exchange Declaration of Readiness: Program Year 2017
The Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE) is the public health authority for meaningful use reporting in Kentucky. Eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals/critical access hospitals (EH/CAHs) that wish to submit electronic immunization, syndromic surveillance, laboratory results and cancer cases (specialized registry reporting) in Kentucky must do so through KHIE. Additionally and with regard to the immunization registry, KHIE has the ability to respond to bidirectional queries and receive NDC codes.
For EHR incentive program year 2017, KHIE provides support for the following public health reporting measures:
Measure 1 – Immunization Registry Reporting
Any EP or EH/CAH that administers any type of immunization (influenza, pneumococcal, HPV, chickenpox, shingles, etc.) during the EHR reporting period can submit to the immunization registry.
Measure 2 – Syndromic Surveillance Reporting
In Kentucky, all EPs or EH/CAHs collect syndromic surveillance data. This option is available to all providers.
Measure 3 – Specialized Registry Reporting
Any EP who diagnoses and/or treats cancer patients is eligible to submit to the Kentucky Cancer Registry through KHIE for specialized registry reporting.
Measure 4 – Electronic Reportable Laboratory Results Reporting
Kentucky recently adopted legislation, 902 KAR 2:020, requiring laboratory results to be reported electronically to KHIE.
KHIE supports public health reporting data submission from ONC 2014 certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). KHIE will make a separate announcement when we are ready to begin onboarding public health reporting from providers using ONC 2015 CEHRT.
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