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Vermont HIE Implements IT Solution for Improved Data Quality

June 22, 2017
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL), the operator of the Vermont Health Information Exchange, has announced the implementation of a data managing and synthesizing platform in an effort to expand its IT capabilities.

Under the partnership specifically, VITL implemented Wolters Kluwer’s Health Language Enterprise Terminology Management Platform to enhance its core interoperability systems and expand its capabilities to support ACOs, patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), health plans and healthcare providers with medication reconciliation, data analytics, quality reporting and population health management, officials said in a press release.

The platform from vendor Wolters Kluwer is a solution for synthesizing and managing big data across the healthcare continuum, enabling accurate analytics and reporting. According to a press release, “It helps healthcare organizations enhance investments made in data warehouses, analytics software and population health management tools by standardizing and normalizing clinical, claims and administrative data across disparate systems. Additionally, the platform helps healthcare organizations manage data governance and centralize healthcare terminologies such as standard code sets used for clinical, billing and administrative documentation and reporting.”

Today, hundreds of doctors and nearly all of Vermont’s hospitals are already connected to VHIE’s growing network. “Data quality is crucial to our ACO, OneCare Vermont, and our Blueprint for Health patient-centered medical home,” Michael Gagnon, chief technology officer at VITL, said in a statement. “The Health Language platform plays a major part in helping us normalize specific quality measures for these customers.”

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