Core Data Analytics Solution and Related Services for the State of CT Health IT
The State of Connecticut is taking critical steps to accelerate the use of health information technology (HIT) and provide state residents with timely, coordinated, and person-centered care. In this context, and to achieve the State’s aims of healthier people, better healthcare, smarter spending, and health equity, the State is establishing a holistic information management solution to include Health Information Exchange (HIE) and health information services, as envisioned by Public Act 16-77. Under the public act, the Health Information Technology Officer (HITO) was established within the Office of the Lt. Governor with authority to develop and coordinate implementation of a statewide health IT plan and administer a statewide HIE.
To realize the State’s vision, the HITO has established a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the University of Connecticut (UConn) and its Analytics and Information Management Solutions (AIMS) group. This agreement is to develop the underlying HIE and Core Data Analytic Solution (CDAS) architecture and roadmap, solicit industry-leading vendor expertise, and oversee development activities. The HITO and AIMS’ Solution Architect are focused on the design, development, and implementation of an innovative statewide quality measures analytics system, including electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) and other quality analytics, in support of healthcare quality improvement activities and value-based purchasing models. The CDAS shall provide meaningful insight and analysis on transactional and clinical healthcare data and related activities in a way that supports the quadruple aim of better health, better care, lower costs, and improved work-life of healthcare providers.