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OHS, DPH Earn Federal Grant to Address Covid 19 Induced Health Disparities; $3.3M to Help Fund Health Enhancement Communities (HEC) Initiative
Hartford – OHS Executive Director Victoria Veltri and Connecticut Department of Public Health Acting Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford, MD, MPH today announced the award of a federal grant, made available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to address health disparities in the state.
Comptroller Lembo, OHS Director Veltri Announce Connecticut Healthcare Affordability Index
New Healthcare Research and Affordability Tool to Analyze Policy and Guide Lawmakers
OHS, Community Health Worker Advisory Body Launch Community Health Worker Training Vendor Application Portal
Hartford – The Office of Health Strategy (OHS) and its Community Health Worker Advisory Body (CHWAB) today launched the Community Health Worker Training Vendor Application Portal, which is now accessible through the OHS website.
OHS Executive Director Veltri, & Connie Leadership Launch New Health Information Exchange To Provide Real-Time Access To Critical Clinical Data
Hartford – Office of Health Strategy (OHS) Executive Director Victoria Veltri and officials of Connie, the state’s new health information exchange, today formally announced commencement of operations. Connie provides the technology infrastructure to allow safe and trusted exchange of patient data to improve delivery and coordination of patient care across the spectrum of the state’s healthcare providers.
Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Accepted Into Peterson-Milbank Program To Support Efforts on Containing Healthcare Cost Growth
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Office of Healthcare Strategy Executive Director Victoria Veltri today announced that the State of Connecticut has been accepted into the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs. Launched earlier this year by the Milbank Memorial Fund, the nationwide program was created to advance state efforts on addressing the growth of healthcare costs.
Seeking Affordability and Transparency
Seeking Affordability and Transparency, Five States Join the Peterson-Milbank Program for Sustainable Health Care Costs
CT's Health Information Exchange Now Has 25 Participants; Data Flow Testing is Underway
Hartford – Office of Health Strategy (OHS) Executive Director Vicki Veltri and Jenn Searls, Executive Director of the Health Information Alliance, Inc., dba Connie, jointly announced today that Connie, Connecticut’s health information exchange, has secured participation by twenty-five healthcare providers, including two of the state’s largest hospital systems, the largest provider group, and the state’s Medicaid administrative services organization.
OHS Awarded Office of Minority Health Grant
OHS awarded Office of Minority Health grant to improve maternal mortality and morbidity, and nutrition and diabetes mitigation.
OHS Releases Annual Facility Fee Trend Report
(HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS) today released the Annual Report on the State’s Facility Fee Trends. The Facility Fee report examines revenues certain hospital outpatient centers generated from facility fees in Calendar Year 2019, the medical procedures that generate those fees, and five-year trend data.
- 10/8/2020 OHS Executive Director, Vicki Veltri featured in Hartford Business Journal article - Meet Greater Hartford's Top 25 Health Care Power Players
OHS Releases Hospital Financial Stability Report For FY 2019
Hartford – The state Office of Health Strategy (OHS) has released its report detailing the financial standing of Connecticut hospitals for the previous federal fiscal year. The Annual Report on the Financial Status of Connecticut’s Short Term Acute Care Hospitals includes all manner of financial data on revenue, expenses, cost of uncompensated care, and resulting margins.
OHS: State’s Health Information Exchange Reaches Major Milestone With Cthealthlink Sign On
Hartford – The Office of Health Strategy (OHS) announced that Connecticut’s comprehensive health information exchange initiative (HIE) now has its first client, signaling the formal launch of the technologically advanced network designed to improve patient care, coordinate the state’s network of health facilities and services, and upgrade the state’s overall healthcare delivery system.
- 3/5/2020 How Connecticut is Moving to Control Health Care Costs
- 2/28/2020 OHS Executive Director, Vicki Veltri featured in the Donaghue Foundation blog
OHS Announces Healthcare Cost Growth Benchmark Technical Team and Stakeholder Board
(HARTFORD, CT) – Today, the Office of Health Strategy (OHS) announced the members of the Cost Growth Benchmark Technical Team and the Cost Growth Benchmark Stakeholder Advisory Board, two groups formed to establish Connecticut’s first healthcare cost growth bench as outlined by Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order No. 5. The order directs OHS to establish statewide healthcare cost growth and quality benchmarks and a primary care spending target.