About CTHealthLink

What is CTHealthLink?
is the physician-led health information exchange in Connecticut created to allow connected physicians, healthcare facilities and other healthcare providers to share patient information. As a result of establishing the network, participants have access to powerful analytic reports designed to help improve patient encounters and clinical outcomes while also empowering physicians as they transition to the new alternative payment models involving quality reporting, advancing care information, and improvement activities. The Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) and KONZA have partnered to offer the aforementioned products and services across the state.

Who benefits from this venture in Connecticut?
Patients, physicians, healthcare facilities and other healthcare providers across the state, especially the members of CSMS, realize the benefits of such a forward-thinking endeavor. While using connectivity to improve patient point-of care encounters, this partnership empowers Connecticut physicians as they transition to the new models of healthcare delivery, quality reporting, and performance-based payments. Once again, CSMS has positioned itself to lead the way.
How is this HIE different than what is available in Connecticut now?
The CSMS-KONZA partnership is a physician-led effort with an advisory committee comprised of physician leaders. This physician-led approach which builds upon a proven model for the development of the technical infrastructure necessary to enable the sharing of clinical information at the point of care, while supporting value based payment models, care management, and data analytics that can ultimately transform healthcare delivery across the country. There is not another HIE in Connecticut now that is delivering actionable intelligence such as this to its participants.
The CTHealthLink network works collaboratively with the already established RHIOs across to state to help make interoperability a reality in Connecticut.
How is this financed?
The network, including the data sharing technology infrastructure and business intelligence reporting capabilities, is built on a low cost subscription model. The unique factors in the CTHealthLink equation which help keep the fees reasonable are two-fold -- the physician-led approach which ensures physician needs are at the forefront of the CSMS effort, combined with the KONZA leadership team who all played key roles in the development and continued success of the Kansas Health Information Network (KHIN). As a result of the unique CSMS-KONZA partnership, KONZA calls upon the already proven technology partner relationships, integration protocols, and project team expertise to deliver the products at a reasonable expense in Connecticut.   
Who should interested physicians or groups contact to learn more?
Those who would like to learn more about this new partnership and the participant benefits should contact Matthew Katz of CSMS at 203.865.0587 or by email.
About Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS)

Founded in 1792, CSMS is comprised of nearly 6,000 physicians and is the voice of the medical profession in Connecticut. To learn more about CSMS, visit www.csms.org.