The State of Vermont has been working toward a vision consistent with a nationwide health information network since 2004. Vermont expects to have in place the infrastructure and agreements to implement an electronic health records (EHR) network across the state within five years.
The overall goal of the Vermont Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (VHISPC) project is to evaluate the challenges faced by the State of Vermont relative to existing privacy and security laws as it pursues the development of a statewide electronic health record network that will eventually facilitate participation in the emerging National Health Information Network (NHIN).
A key to VITL's success has been the representation on the Board of Directors or advisory committees from each of the stakeholders engaged in information sharing and HIT activities in Vermont. VITL will use this representation and more to leverage the most complete analysis of business policies and laws that will affect exchange of health information.
How to get involved
Information on the Vermont Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration can be found on the web at www.vitl.net
If you would like to be involved in this key opportunity, please contact Norma J. Lang at (802) 223-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.