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September 15th, 2014
Burlington, VT - Health information technology improves the quality of health care delivery, increases patient safety, decreases medical errors, and strengthens the interaction between patients and healthcare providers. To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving health care delivery in America, VITL— operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange—and other...
July 24th, 2014
BURLINGTON, VT – To enable health care providers to securely send clinical information for the patients they are treating, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) has launched VITLDirect, a messaging system that electronically sends and receives patient data. VITL’s ehealth specialists will host a free webinar for health care providers and medical staff on July 29 at 12 p.m. to learn more...
July 24th, 2014
BURLINGTON, VT – VITL has named Richmond, Vermont-based HMC, a full-service marketing and advertising agency as its agency of record. On behalf of VITL, HMC will create and implement a strategic multimedia campaign to educate both providers and the general public about Vermont’s health information exchange (VHIE). The VHIE connects electronic medical record systems from different health care...
October 17th, 2013
Burlington, VT – Samuel McDowell, Ph.D., vice president of operations with Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) recently presented at the New England Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 1st Annual Vermont & New Hampshire Fall Event held October 11, 2013 in Lebanon, NH.The theme of the daylong conference was “Interoperability & Exchange – Standardizing...
October 21st, 2013
Burlington, VT – Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) announced Paul Harrington, executive vice president, Vermont Medical Society, has been elected chair of the organization’s board of directors. Harrington has been involved with VITL since it was incorporated in 2005, having most recently served as board treasurer.  "I'm honored to be elected to serve as the VITL board chair and help...
November 6th, 2013
Burlington, VT – Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) today announced the appointment of Dana Clark to lead technical support specialist, Suzanne Garrow to project manager, Sue Powers to clinical analyst, and Angela Shaheen to technical support specialist. As lead technical support specialist with VITL, Clark will assist in providing client service with regards to data delivery and...
November 20th, 2013
Burlington, VT – Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) today announced the appointment of Jennifer Starling, RN, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP as project manager. In this role, Starling will be working on installing clinical interfaces at Vermont health care organizations and providing clinical expertise on other VITL projects. Starling, a registered nurse, most recently worked in the emergency...
December 19th, 2013
Burlington, VT – As part of the ongoing efforts to connect health care organizations across the state in order to enhance patient care, Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) recently partnered with Fletcher Allen Health Care on a pilot project to accelerate the development of the  interfaces which provide clinical data to Vermont’s health information exchange (HIE).  Also participating in...
January 2nd, 2014
Burlington, VT – Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) today announced the appointment of Robert Gibson, CAHIMS,to vice president, marketing and business development. He joined VITL in September 2013 in an interim role. In his new role, Gibson will be responsible for the promotion of VITL’s health information exchange services and eHealth consulting services to healthcare organizations in...
January 31st, 2014
Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) today announced the availability of their 2013 Annual Report. VITL 2013 Annual Report (pdf) From the Executive Summary: ... On behalf of VITL’s board of directors and leadership team, we are pleased to submit to you our annual progress report describing activities for calendar year 2013, as required under 18 V.S.A. § 9352(e). During 2013, we realized...

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