The Health Information Exchange (HIE) Program is focused on the aggregation and exchange of health data. The vision for HIE in Vermont is represented in three overarching goals:
- Create One Health Record for Every Person - Support optimal care delivery and coordination by ensuring access to complete and accurate health records.
- Improve Health Care Operations - Enrich health care operations through data collection and analysis to support quality improvement and reporting.
- Use Data to Enable Investment and Policy Decisions - Bolster the health system’s ability to learn and improve by using accurate, comprehensive data to guide investment of time, labor, and capital, and inform policy making and program development.
The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) leverages federal funding under the HITECH Act and the State HIT-Fund to progress health information exchange activities on behalf of Vermont’s patients and providers.
Vermont’s Health Information Exchange (VHIE), operated by VITL, is a central system that aggregates data from electronic health records for use by providers and health care programs state-wide. DVHA contracts with VITL for operations and development of the VHIE system.