The concept might sound simple: a statewide system for health care providers to share patient information electronically, enabling anyone who treats a patient to have the most up-to-date information about that person.
Yet in reality, in Connecticut and in many other states, creating a system to securely share health information throughout the state has proven slow and challenging.
Connecticut is now on the verge of launching a new statewide system to share patient health information, and the rollout and next steps will be critical in shaping the future of this key function in health care. Here are some important things to know and watch. Here are some important things to watch and know.
This fact sheet is based on the findings from the November 2019 report “Connecting Connecticut: What’s happening with health information exchange in Connecticut,” by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) and published by the Connecticut Health Foundation. Read the full report here.