Goals And Objectives

1. Goals and Objectives:
All of our consortium members in Connecticut are experienced electronic health record (EHR) users, and are in Stages 1 and 2 of the CMS Meaningful Use Program.  This EHR use status will be substantially facilitated with the addition of improved, secure broadband communications, opening our consortium members to opportunities such as:
• Exchange of EHR generated patient data between healthcare providers
• Electronic exchange of images (X-rays, MRIs and CAT Scans) andvideo conferencing
• Telemedicine – two-way, real time, interactive, remote communications between a patient, healthcare provider and hospital
• Movement of billing and scheduling information
• Improved rural-urban collaboration
• Improved electronic patient health information (ePHI) security when “in the cloud”, resulting from HIPAA compliant communications security