DPH: Welcome
Health Information Technology and Exchange

Welcome to The Connecticut Health Information Exchange Program

On March 15, 2010, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) was awarded $7.29 million in funding from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  At that time, the DPH entered into a four-year Cooperative Agreement with the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).  The Cooperative Agreement outlines how these federal funds will be used to develop,implement and sustain statewide capacity for a Health Information Exchange (HIE) and meaningful use of electronic medical records.
Eligible Providers and Hospitals
Please see the Meaningful Use and Public Health Page for up-to-date information.


Eligible Hospitals: The Department of Public Health has provided an update to the July 2012 Stage 1 Meaningful Use Exception Letter. The new exception letter can be found here. The Immunization HL7 Guide CIRTS Local Implementation Guide for HL7 2.5.1 Immunization Messaging has also been published. DPH is currently in the process of completing the development of the HL7 processing routes for 3 reportable diseases: HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. As part of this work, we are putting together the HL7 specifications for these 3 conditions.  Please refer to the website for future updates.

The below should help you get a better understanding of our readiness for MU Stage 1-
  1. Immunization Registry– expected to have infrastructure and process in place for Attestation for Stage 1 only by no later than August 5th, 2014
  2. Electronic Laboratory Reporting – Exclusion letter applies
  3. Cancer Registry – Exclusion letter applies
  4. Syndromic Reporting – Exclusion letter applies

Content Last Modified on 7/8/2014 2:17:45 PM