Connecticut has no standards for how its medical facilities gather, report and use patient data on race, ethnicity and language.
The Connecticut Health Foundation has tapped its vice president of program, Tiffany Donelson, to take over as president and CEO beginning Sept. 1.
The success of a statewide health information exchange will hinge on a critical mass of participants and plans for long-term financial sustainability, a report by the Connecticut Health Foundation has concluded.
Patricia Baker, a founding member of the Connecticut Health Foundation and the group’s leader since its 1999 inception, will retire next June. A national search will be conducted for her replacement.
Connecticut saw one of the biggest drops in the uninsured rate among low-income adults living in rural areas and small towns compared to other states, according to a national study released this week. The uninsured rate in the state’s sole non-metro county, Litchfield, fell from 32 percent in 2008-09 to 9 percent in 2015-16.
One day after President Trump vowed to “let Obamacare fail,” a new study concluded Wednesday that the signature achievement of his predecessor delivered $1.16 billion in increased federal funding for health care in Connecticut and sharply lowered the number of uninsured residents and the cost of uncompensated care.