|Governor Brownback Signs KHIT Act|
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Governor Brownback signed a bill incorporating the Kansas Health Information and Technology (KHIT) Act. The primary objective of KHIT is to transfer the responsibilities currently required of KHIE to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KHIT, along with the transfer of responsibilities, will become effective July 1, 2013.
KHIE responsibilities transferring to KDHE are to:
At the October 2012 KHIE Board of Directors' meeting, Board members discussed a transition plan previously endorsed by the KHIE Executive Committee. No action was taken on the plan at that time. The Senate's approval of KHIT in March triggered preliminary plan activities. Meetings to fine-tune the transition plan begin early next week. Once the transition of responsibilities to KDHE is complete, the KHIE Board of Directors and KHIE, Inc. will complete activities required to formally dissolve KHIE as a corporation. These activities are expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2013.