Provider Advisory Committee Seeks Input and Solutions

Clinicians are facing many challenges with implementing health IT in their practices. VITL wants to hear from clinicians about their challenges, so we formed a Provider Advisory Committee made up of clinicians from around the state. VITL intends to leverage the broad health IT experience of the committee members to understand future technology needs of Vermont clinicians, and to develop use cases for VITL’s services that will help them find solutions.

The Provider Advisory Committee represents a wide range of care settings, including adult and pediatric primary care, specialty care, nursing home, and designated mental health agencies. The group acts as a sounding board for clinician-focused initiatives such as the roll-out of software and services, communication approaches, and proposed education strategies.

The committee last met on March 5 in Montpelier to discuss the continued roll-out of VITLAccess, a planned pilot program for VITLNotify, and to discuss strategic initiatives with John K. Evans, VITL president and CEO. The information gathered from the committee, as well as input from other VITL stakeholders, will help inform VITL’s Fiscal Year 2016 priorities.

The current members of the VITL Provider Advisory Committee are:

  • Bruce Bullock, M.D., Co-chair and VITL Board Member, Marble Valley Healthworks in Rutland.
  • Kate McIntosh, M.D., Co-chair and VITL Medical Director, Rainbow Pediatrics in Middlebury.
  • Paul Reiss, M.D., Evergreen Family Health in Burlington, and chief medical officer at Healthfirst, Inc.
  • Norman Ward, M.D., UVM Medical Center Family Practice, South Burlington and medical director of OneCare Vermont.
  • Andrea Regan, M.D., Charlotte Family Health Center, Charlotte.
  • Emmy Harvey, Supervising Social Worker, Counseling Services of Addison County, Youth and Family Services in Middlebury.
  • Deborah Wachtel, N.P., M.P.H., M.S., Appletree Bay Primary Care, Clinical Faculty, UVM Department of Nursing in Burlington.
  • R. Mark Burke, M.D., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Center for Cardiac Health in Brattleboro.

The members of the VITL Provider Advisory Committee are respected members of the medical community in Vermont and would be more than willing to hear from you, and discuss issues related to VITL and your practice. For more information about the VITL Provider Advisory Committee, please contact Rob Gibson, vice president of marketing and business development at