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COMPTROLLER BRASWELL, OHS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VELTRI ANNOUNCE NEW FINDINGS FROM CONNECTICUT HEALTHCARE AFFORDABILITY INDEX
(HARTFORD, CT) Comptroller Natalie Braswell and Victoria Veltri, Executive Director of the Office of Health Strategy (OHS), announced today, the release of a new report that utilized the groundbreaking Connecticut Healthcare Affordability Index (CHAI) tool to analyze the effects of recent health care legislation.
Office of Health Strategy Approves CT Proton Therapy Center, LLC CON
(HARTFORD, CT) –The Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS) announced today that it has approved, with conditions, the Certificate of Need application to allow Harford HealthCare Corporation and Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation to establish proton therapy services through a newly established joint venture, Connecticut Proton Therapy Center, LLC (“CPTC”). The 25,000 square-foot Proton Therapy Center will be located at 932 Northrop Road, Wallingford, CT. As part of this project, CPTC will utilize proton therapy, a type of radiation therapy that uses a high energy beam of protons to treat many solid cancer tumors, including tumors of the brain and central nervous system, eye, gastrointestinal tract, head and neck, liver, lung, prostate, spine, and some breast tumors.
Office of Health Strategy and Department of Public Health Selected to Participate in the Strategies to Repair Equity and Transform Community Health (STRETCH) Initiative
(Hartford, CT) – Connecticut’s Office of Health Strategy Executive Director Victoria Veltri and the Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD, announced Connecticut, among ten states in total, has been selected to participate in the Strategies to Repair Equity and Transform Community Health (STRETCH) Initiative, a cohort learning opportunity to advance the state’s existing Health Enhancement Community (HEC) model.
Office of Health Strategy Releases Annual Hospital and Health System Financial Status and Facility Fees Trend Reports
Annual Report Details Connecticut Hospitals and Health Systems Data
STATEMENT FROM OFFICE OF HEALTH STRATEGY’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR VICKI VELTRI ON COMPTROLLER KEVIN LEMBO’S RESIGNATION
OHS Executive Director released the following statement on the resignation of Comptroller Kevin Lembo.
Office of Health Strategy Appoints Sumit Sajnani as Connecticut's Health Information Technology Officer
(HARTFORD, CT) - Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS) Executive Director Vicki Veltri announced the appointment of Sumit Sajnani to serve as the state’s Health Information Technology Officer (HITO). The HITO is a statutorily appointed position within OHS, in accordance with section 19a-754a of the general statutes.
Office of Health Strategy Announces Healthcare Benchmark Initiative Steering Committee
(HARTFORD, CT) – Today, Office of Health Strategy (OHS) Executive Director Vicki Veltri announced the launch of the Healthcare Benchmark Initiative Steering Committee.
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.