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
Eligible Hospitals: The Department of Public Health is currently working to provide an update to the July 2012 Stage 1 Meaningful Use Exception Letter, which will expired on July 31, 2013. DPH is currently in the process of publishing the Immunization HL7 guides as well as 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.
Connecticut DPH is currently in the review process for posting an exclusion letter for Meaningful Use Stage 1 by the end of October, 2013. The below should help you get a better understanding of our readiness for MU Stage 1-
- Immunization Registry– expected to have infrastructure and process in place for Attestation by no later than December 1st 2013
- Electronic Laboratory Reporting – Exclusion letter applies
- Cancer Registry – Exclusion letter applies
- Syndromic Reporting – Exclusion letter applies
Content Last Modified on 10/29/2013 5:29:23 PM