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December 6th, 2012
Burlington, VT - Vermont's eight Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), located throughout the state, now have operational electronic health records systems, enhancing quality of care for 121,682 Vermonters who receive primary care through the Community Health Centers.The Health Center in Plainfield activated its electronic records system at the end of October, making it the final Vermont...
November 12th, 2012
Montpelier, Vt. –John K. Evans, MHA, FACHE, has been appointed the president and chief executive officer of Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc.  VITL is a non-profit organization that operates the statewide health information exchange, a secure network that enables health care organizations to exchange clinical and administrative health data needed at the point of care, for clinical...
August 2nd, 2012
Montpelier, VT – After running a successful campaign to encourage its health care providers to prescribe medications with electronic systems, Vermont has been ranked ninth in the country for the use of electronic prescribing. It is the first time that Vermont has been among the top 10 states for e-prescribing.“Vermont has made a strong commitment to improving patient care by increasing the use of...
March 27th, 2012
Montpelier, VT - The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) is continuing to make payments to Vermont health care providers who are adopting, implementing, or upgrading electronic health records systems. So far, payments have been issued to 116 eligible professionals and four hospitals.In addition, 57 eligible professionals and one hospital have successfully completed the application process...
February 27th, 2012
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) has exceeded its target for signing up Vermont primary care practitioners to receive assistance with implementing electronic health records (EHR) systems. More than 85 percent of Vermont’s primary care providers are now working with VITL to either install an EHR or to use their existing system to further improve patient care....
December 19th, 2011
Burlington, VT – CapSite™ announced today that Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), a non-profit organization assisting Vermont healthcare providers to adopt and use health information technology (HIT) to improve patient care, has subscribed to the CapSite service to assist Vermont physician practices in improving their processes for purchasing healthcare technology.   CapSite’s...
November 14th, 2011
Burlington, VT - White River Family Practice in White River Junction has become the second Vermont physician practice to join the Meaningful Use Vanguard by using its electronic health records system to improve patient care. After attesting to achieving meaningful use, the six physicians in the practice each received $18,000 in EHR incentives from Medicare, the maximum available in the first year...
October 3rd, 2011
Up to $21,250 Available in First Year for Eligible Professionals Incentive Payments Also Available for HospitalsBeginning Monday, October 3, 2011, eligible professionals and hospitals can initiate the process of receiving Medicaid EHR incentive payments. Eligible professionals can receive up to $21,250 in the first year of the program.This is a two-step process:Step One: Professionals and...
August 14th, 2011
Middlebury, VT – Vermont patients are beginning to see results from a $27 billion federal program that offers incentives for physician practices and hospitals to use electronic health records systems, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy said today. Those benefits include Vermonters receiving more reminders about important preventive care. Senator Leahy spoke during a visit to Middlebury Family Health, the...
June 8th, 2011
Montpelier, VT – About 75 percent of Vermont’s primary care practitioners have signed up to receive assistance from Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) in adopting and implementing an electronic health records (EHR) system and using that system to improve patient care. VITL is an independent, non-profit organization that helps Vermont’s health care providers with health...

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