OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 368

AN ACT CONCERNING A REPORT BY THE HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXCHANGE OF CONNECTICUT.

SUMMARY:

Current law requires the Health Information Technology Exchange of Connecticut's (HITE-CT) chief executive officer to annually, from February 1, 2011 until February 1, 2016, report to the governor and the General Assembly on (1) any private or federal funds received during the preceding year and how they were spent, (2) grant recipients and amounts, and (3) the current status of health information technology and exchange in the state. This bill requires the report to also include information on the development of privacy practices and procedures to notify patients about the collection and use of patient health information in the statewide health information exchange.

HITE-CT is a quasi-public agency designated as the state's lead agency for health information exchange. It is responsible for, among other things, (1) developing a statewide health information exchange to share electronic health information among health care facilities, health care professionals, public and private payors, and patients; (2) providing grants to advance health information technology and exchange in the state; and (3) implementing and periodically revising the state's health information technology plan.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

26

Nay

0

(03/30/2012)