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Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. and Medicity Launch External Connection with the Department of Veterans Affairs VITL connection with the Veterans Health Information Exchange to improve...
BURLINGTON, VT – Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL), Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH), and the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (VNA...

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In one year, the VHIE went from collecting 17 percent of ACO patient data to 64 percent. A health information exchange can be connecting lots of practices and hospitals but still not gathering the data pertinent to member organizations as they move to value-based care. Realizing this, the 10-year old Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), which operates the Vermont HIE, has made a concerted effort to improve data quality and to be a more valuable source of analytics data for the state’s three accountable care organizations. Last week I interviewed Rob Gibson, VITL’s vice president of...
“Right at the moment we’ve built what I would consider a tower of Babel,” Bengtson explains, “And we just need to retrofit that into something that’s a tower of power, so to speak.” The “tower of power” Bengston is talking about is one way to describe the central repository being built by a non-profit, publicly funded organization called Vermont Information Technology Leaders, or VITL."As we change the way health care is delivered, things have to be done differently. And these companies that are developing these cutting edge electronic medical records systems, who are they learning from? They...