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Connecticut is entering the e-health big leagues! Yesterday, our own eHealthCT was designated as a Chartered Value Exchange by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. eHealthConnecticut is a not for profit entity incorporated in January 2006 and represents a collaborative approach to meeting the challenges of health information technology adoption and interoperability for the entire State. It is Connecticut’s single organization focused on statewide HIE, with the combined governance and resources of the public and private sectors and the flexibility of a private corporation. A Board of Directors representing physicians, providers, consumers (including the CT Health Policy Project), purchasers, payers, academia, and quality organizations governs eHealthConnecticut, with State agency officials providing direction on an ex-officio basis. Chartered Value Exchange status allows eHealthCT to bring critical resources back to our state, allowing CT health care consumers and payers to benefit from the benefits of health information technology sharing. Congratulations to eHealthCT for their hard work so far and good luck with the hard work yet to come.
Ellen Andrews