Connecticut Department of Social Services
Health Information Exchange Pilot Project

The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) has contracted with eHealthConnecticut to implement a pilot program to demonstrate the technology, functionality, and benefits of Health Information Exchange for healthcare providers and patients. The project will connect a small number of community health centers, selected hospitals, and private physician practices to the HIE to demonstrate the value of health information exchange for providers, as well as for patients who receive their care from multiple providers.

eHealthConnecticut has convened a workgroup to develop privacy and security policies to govern the use of the eHealthConnecticut HIE. The Privacy & Security Advisory Committee has been working to ensure that patients are educated about the HIE, how it works, and how a patient can allow their medical information to be accessed by health care providers participating in the eHealthConnecticut HIE.