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Health IT Plan

Background

The Board was charged to review and approve Vermont’s statewide Health Information Technology Plan pursuant to section 9351 of this title to ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to enable the State to achieve the principles expressed in section 9371 of this title. In performing its review, the Board shall consult with and consider any recommendations regarding the plan received from the Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL).

Vermont law charges the Secretary of Administration with coordinating Vermont’s Health Information Technology Plan.  18 V.S.A. § 9351(a).  The Plan “shall include the implementation of an integrated electronic health information infrastructure for the sharing of electronic health information among health care facilities, health care professionals, public and private payers, and patients” and “shall include standards and protocols designed to promote patient education, patient privacy, physician best practices, electronic connectivity to health care data, and, overall, a more efficient and less costly means of delivering quality health care in Vermont.”  Id.  The Board must “[r]eview and approve Vermont’s statewide Health Information Technology Plan . . . to ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to enable the State to achieve the principles expressed in section 9371 of this title.”  18 V.S.A. § 9375(b)(2)(A). 

2019-2020 Vermont Health Information Exchange Strategic Plan

2018-2019 Vermont Health Information Exchange Strategic Plan 

Relevant Statutes

18 V.S.A. § 9375 

18 V.S.A. § 9351