Education & Resources

There are several tools and documents available here to help you learn more about the eHealthCT DSS HIE Pilot Program

User Guides
Tutorials
Brochures/Forms
Additional Resources
Videos
Related Links

User Guides

Click on the document listed below to view instructions on how to access patient information on the HIE.


 

Tutorials

Learn more by viewing presentations on specific topics.


 

Brochures/Forms

The documents below provide information about health information exchange and the documents needed for a patient to participate in the HIE.


 

Additional Resources

Below you will find other useful resources, informational videos and related links.


 

Videos


 

Related Links

Government sites:

The HISPC Project website is the web presence of the Health Information Security & Privacy Collaboration which was established in June 2006 by RTI (Research Triangle Institute) International through a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HISPC now comprises 42 states and territories, and aims to address the privacy and security challenges presented by electronic health information exchange through multi-state collaboration. The HISPC website includes over 125 deliverables developed by HISPC participants, including education materials on eHealth for consumers and providers.

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) provides guidance to the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and other leadership in the Department to develop a national health information technology infrastructure.

The United States Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) works to make sure that people comply with and understand health information privacy laws. Federal civil rights laws protect people from discrimination based on their health conditions, and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule protects patients’ rights to privacy. The Privacy Rule protects the privacy of patients’ health information and says who can access and receive your health information and also gives patients rights over their health information.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) works to support research with the aim to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ sponsors and conducts research that provides information on health care outcomes, quality, cost, use, and access. This information helps health care decision-makers to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. Click here to visit AHRQ’s National Resource Center for Health IT.

Other sites:

The National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is developing a National Prioritization Process to advance interoperability initiatives around health IT. This new process will enable multi-stakeholder collaborations that represent a broad coalition of health-related interests to identify and submit the nationwide priorities that will further advance the healthcare community's ability to provide value to consumers.

The Markle Foundation Connecting for Health is working to realize the full potential of networked information sharing to improve health and health care, while protecting the privacy and security of personal health information.

The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) is a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors. The Panel was formed for the purpose of harmonizing and integrating standards that will meet clinical and business needs for sharing information among organizations and systems. Learn about how HITSP interacts with consumers.

The Health Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology takes on policy questions that include: the proper role of notice and consent, the right of patients to access their own health records electronically, identification and authentication, secondary uses of electronic health information, and enforcement mechanisms.

The Center for Democracy and Technology works to “promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age” and build consensus among parties involved in the Internet and new communications media.

The State Alliance for e-Heath (State Alliance) was created by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices in 2007 as an initiative designed to improve the nation's health care system through the formation of a collaborative body that enables states to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the health information technology (HIT) initiatives they develop. The State Alliance provides a nationwide forum through which stakeholders can work together to identify inter- and intrastate-based health information technology policies and best practices and explore solutions to programmatic and legal issues related to the exchange of health information.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Their efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America and their health care -- how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families.